The House narrowly defeat a controversial bill Wednesday that would have severely curbed then National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program.
The bill, which lost by a vote of 205 to 217 sought to effectively end the blanket surveillance programs exposed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
House rejects effort to curb NSA phone surveillance
In the lead up to the vote, the bill was strongly opposed by the White House, America's top intelligence officials, and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle.
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Well, since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, he's laid low, except - for last Wednesday when he helped rescue a family from an overturned car.
Zimmerman helps family out of overturned SUV
Now that family was supposed to speak this afternoon at the office of Zimmerman's attorneys, but they canceled that public appearance.
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara explained why:
"I think what happened today, was they were very worried and I think were advised my some family and friends that they should really not get involved with anything having to do with George Zimmerman," O'Mara told reporters.
Will Zimmerman remain a 'toxic' individual or can he redeem himself?
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