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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.
House lawmakers will have their first chance today to vote on the government's phone surveillance program, since news of it was leaked by Edward Snowden. The House is considering an amendment that would limit the authority of the National Security Agency. It's an amendment the White House and top intelligence officials have urged lawmakers to vote down.
For more, we're joined from the Capitol by Tamara Keith. Hi, Tamara.
TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hi, Robert.