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Obama To Speak On NSA Decisions

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a meeting with young citizens at Columbia Height's restaurant The Coupe on January 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama met with some of the people helping with healthcare enroll efforts, their experiences in spreading the word about the importance of signing up for affordable health insurance and thanked them for their efforts. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) | Pool via Getty Images
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will announce on Jan. 17 the results of his review of National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Ahead of his speech, Obama has been meeting with lawmakers, intelligence officials, technology companies and privacy groups. He's also considering more than 40 recommendations from a presidential commission that proposed broad changes to the NSA's powers.

Obama is expected to announce curbs on U.S. spying on friendly foreign leaders. He's also seriously considering a plan that would strip the NSA of its ability to store phone record data from millions of Americans.

The president has indicated he is open to significant changes to the nation's surveillance programs.

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