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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after letting a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program go dark, the Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to revive but also reshape it. GOP leaders mounted a last-ditch effort to soften some of the changes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.
Sepp Blatter on Tuesday resigned as president of FIFA in a stunning capitulation to critics as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. "I don't feel I have a mandate from the entire world of football," Blatter, who defiantly rejected calls to quit for several months, calmly told a press conference at FIFA's Zurich headquarters. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected on Friday, said he would remain in charge until a special congress can choose a new leader.