Tuesday's global agenda: Russian human-rights bill moves forward

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Nothing to see here: Egypt's military rulers played down the significance of their bid to curtail the powers of the new civilian president amid sharp U.S. criticism. [The Washington Post]

Wiretap this: The House Judiciary Committee marks up legislation reauthorizing for five years the 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that legalized warrantless wiretapping.

Can't find Kony: The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission holds a hearing on the continuing human-rights crisis in regions of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Panelists include the Africa heads at the State and Defense departments and USAID.

Trafficked persons: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveils the 2012 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery.

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