Gunmen burst into the first floor apartment of a pro-government Syrian journalist Mohammad Darra Jamo, killing him in a hail of nearly 30 bullets in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern ... more 
Gunmen burst into the first floor apartment of a pro-government Syrian journalist Mohammad Darra Jamo, killing him in a hail of nearly 30 bullets in a Hezbollah stronghold in southern Lebanon. Members of Congress said U.S. spy agencies went too far when they built a massive database of all daily telephone call records and may have jeopardized political support for the very law they relied on to create it. Lawmakers said at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee that they doubted the legal provision had the votes to win renewal before it is set to expire in June 2015. A bipartisan group of senators is pressing forward with a reporter shield bill that includes new Justice Department guidelines for investigations that involve the media. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, and Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., say the bill would ensure future administrations do not roll back protections for members of the media and the law will make it much harder for political appointees to stop reporters from doing their job. less 
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Wed, Jul 17, 2013 3:33 PM EDT