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‘Gutted to see him go!’ Manchester City fans react to transfer news

first_img1 Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, which would end his four-and-a-half year association with the club.The Bosnian hotshot wasn’t always prolific but he scored a number of important goal for the club, including their equaliser against Queens Park Rangers in 2012, which meant Sergio Aguero’s injury time strike made the score 3-2 and won the Blues their first Premier League title.And Manchester City fans took to Twitter to thank Dzeko and remember the good times… Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko lifts the Premier League title last_img

Compromise on Patriot Act

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Important parts involve the ability of investigators to gain access to a wealth of personal data, including library records, as part of probes into suspected terrorist activity. The measure provides a four-year extension of the government’s ability to conduct roving wiretaps – which can involve multiple phones – and to seek access to many of the personal records covered by the bill. Also extended for four years is the power to wiretap terrorists who might operate on their own as loners, without control from a foreign agent or power. White House officials signaled their satisfaction, and Specter, R-Pa., has credited Vice President Dick Cheney with intervening this week to help bring the House and Senate together. Critics from both the left and the right said the legislation is a bad deal. WASHINGTON – Key Republicans from the House and Senate reached a White House-backed compromise Thursday to renew the broad powers granted to law enforcement agencies in the days after the 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. GOP leaders pledged to pass the Patriot Act extension for President George W. Bush’s signature by the holidays, although bipartisan criticism flared. Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., threatened to filibuster a bill he said lacked adequate safeguards to protect constitutional freedoms. “We hammered out what I think is a good bill, … not a perfect bill, but a good bill,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who announced the compromise at a news conference in the Capitol. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the measure would assist “in the detection, disruption and dismantling of terrorist cells before they strike.” “Taking away our rights does not make us safer,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., one of several lawmakers demanding changes in the measure. Six critics, three from each party, signed a joint statement: “We still can, and must, make sure that our laws give law enforcement agents the tools they need while providing safeguards to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans.” Feingold, one of the six, went further. “I will do everything I can, including a filibuster,” to block passage, said the Wisconsin Democrat, the lone senator to vote against the original legislation passed in 2001. Under a filibuster, 60 votes are required to block a vote on final passage. Republicans said they intended to proceed without further changes. Some aides, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that purely in political terms, they relished the prospect of Democrats trying to block an extension of anti-terrorism legislation. “We should unite in a bipartisan way to support the Patriot Act, to stand up for freedom and against terror,” said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Capping weeks of fits and starts, the agreement came after a day of confusion and mixed signals. Specter held a late-morning news conference on the compromise and confidently predicted that the five other Senate Republican negotiators involved in talks with the House would back the deal. But within a few hours, a House Judiciary Committee aide circulated an e-mail notice citing a “misrepresentation by Sen. Specter’s office” and saying the legislation was unlikely to be completed this week. Several Republican officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said GOP Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Jon Kyl of Arizona had not yet given their approval. Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., who had made last-minute concessions reluctantly, refused to answer questions on the subject. Leahy held a news conference in which he and other Democrats urged Republicans to agree to a three-month extension to give time to consider a longer-term measure. “This is too important to the American people to rush through a flawed bill to meet some deadline that we have the ability to extend,” he said. By late afternoon, several officials said Kyl and Sessions were supporting the measure. One official said the two senators wanted to know, before giving their approval, why the measure contained four-year extensions instead of the seven-year renewals suggested in an earlier compromise. They noted that the change to four years had failed to persuade Leahy to drop his opposition. These officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to provide details of private conversations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more