By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to force the U.S. government to disclose details of its foreign electronic surveillance program and what protections it provides to Americans whose communications are swept up. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, came three days after the ACLU lost a bid to block a separate program that collects the phone calls of millions of Americans. The latest lawsuit seeks information related to the use of Executive Order 12333, which was signed in 1981 and governs surveillance of foreign targets. Under the order, the National Security Administration is collecting "vast quantities" of data globally under the order's authority, "inevitably" including communications of U.S. citizens, the lawsuit said.
New York City's Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Monday named Carmen Farina, a longtime teacher and administrator, as the next chancellor of the nation's largest public school system. Farina, 70, will oversee teachers, implement policy and be in charge of curriculum for 1.2 million students in New York City. "Carmen has worked at nearly every level of this school system. De Blasio, a Democrat who has pledged to confront economic inequality, described Farina as a brilliant innovator and said he hopes to make a "powerful statement" to teachers by naming someone who rose from their ranks to the position of chancellor.