RT America -- November 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday declared a state of emergency ahead of an expected grand jury ruling on the police shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown. The incident in August set off weeks of protests and confrontations between police and demonstrators, and authorities fear the coming announcement may set off yet more unrest. RT’s Manuel Rapalo is in Ferguson with more.

The Senate may this week vote on the National Security Agency reforming “USA Freedom Act.” Although the bill makes major changes to who the government may gather information on while also taking telephone metadata control away from the NSA, there are several holes that have privacy advocates concerned. Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, discusses with RT’s Ameera David.