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President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Washington. Faced with Edward Snowdenâs first secret surveillance leaks, President Barack Obamaâs message to Americans boiled down to this: trust me. But as the disclosures piled up, it became clear to the president that the publicâs confidence in the governmentâs oversight of the spying programs was shaky. That jarring realization spurred a months-long White House review that will culminate Friday with new recommendations aimed in part at restoring the publicâs trust in a surveillance apparatus expected to remain largely in place. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)