Stories you shouldn’t miss:
1. The National Security Agency has been collecting all phone records from Verizon, the Guardian reports, citing a federal warrant that the newspaper obtained. The warrant, approved by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, shows that the Obama administration is currently collecting the phone records of all of Verizon’s customers regardless of whether they are suspected of wrongdoing, including the phone numbers they call, where they’re making calls, and the time of the calls and their duration — but not the actual phone conversations. Both the White House and Verizon declined to comment but civil libertarians are expressing outrage.