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+ - FCC Commissioner approves merger, joins Comcast-> 1

Submitted by odd42
odd42 (1370641) writes "Meredith Baker, one of five FCC Commissioners, voted 4 months ago to approve Comcast's takeover of NBC Universal.

She is set to become Senior Vice President of government affairs for NBC Universal. On June 3, less than a month before her term was set to expire, she makes this switch."

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+ - House Extends Key Provisions of Patriot Act->

Submitted by odd42
odd42 (1370641) writes "The House voted 275-144 Monday night to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act, overcoming a small uprising of House Republicans last week that briefly delayed the measure.

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's proposal allows federal agents to continue to use enhanced surveillance powers until Dec. 8. The extension still needs Senate approval to become law."

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