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2008-06-20 15:00:15

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an updated wiretapping law Friday that includes protection from civil suits for telecommunications companies.

2008-06-20 09:00:02

By ERIC LICHTBLAU By Eric Lichtblau The New York Times WASHINGTON After months of wrangling, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal Thursday to overhaul the rules on the government's wiretapping powers.

2006-08-17 12:20:00

A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered the Bush administration to halt the National Security Agency's program of domestic eavesdropping, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution.

2006-07-26 13:26:14

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities could not track al Qaeda effectively if required to obtain court warrants before eavesdropping on telephone conversations involving U.S. callers, top intelligence officials said on Wednesday.

2006-07-26 09:34:15

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Michael Hayden told senators on Wednesday that the requirement of court orders to carry out electronic surveillance inside the United States was ill-suited for tracking al Qaeda and other militant groups.

2006-07-18 12:38:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush prevented a review earlier this year by Justice Department lawyers of his warrantless domestic spying program, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified on Tuesday. Gonzales told the U.S.

2006-07-13 13:49:37

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a reversal, the White House has agreed to allow a secret federal court review of the National Security Agency's warrantless domestic spying program, a top U.S. Senate Republican announced on Thursday.

2006-07-13 10:48:01

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House, in a policy reversal, has agreed to allow a secret federal court review of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, a top Senate Republican announced on Thursday.

2006-06-11 18:05:34

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Security Agency's domestic spying program faces its first legal challenge in a case that could decide if the White House can order eavesdropping without a court order. Oral arguments are set for Monday at U.S.

2006-06-11 08:36:19

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Security Agency's domestic spying program faces its first legal challenge in a case that could decide if the White House is allowed to order eavesdropping without a court order. Oral arguments are set for Monday at U.S.


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dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.