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Deepa Shivaram

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Deepa Shivaram covers the White House for NPR's Washington Desk.

She joined NPR as a digital reporter in 2021, covering domestic and international breaking news, and reported on stories about climate change, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's resignation, the Afghan refugee crisis, the Tokyo Olympic games and Asian American representation on screen.

She joined the Washington Desk in April 2022, where she's covered the midterm elections, the Biden administration and issues like Title 42 and the leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade, before moving to the White House beat.

Prior to NPR, Shivaram was a political reporter and campaign embed at NBC News where she followed Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren during the 2020 primary elections, and covered Harris again when she was tapped as Joe Biden's vice presidential nominee. She also previously worked as an associate producer with NBC's Sunday show, Meet the Press.

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Saturday

Vice President Harris announces new policies at COP28, hoping to attract young voters

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Wednesday

Biden to visit Colorado to talk about his domestic agenda

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Monday

The street where Heather Heyer was killed during the Nazi rally in 2017 has been renamed to Heather Heyer Way. Residents in Charlottesville say that day still leaves an impact on the town. Deepa Shivaram/NPR hide caption

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Biden uses Charlottesville to talk about political violence. But he hasn't been there

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Wednesday

Israel and Hamas Agree to Temporary Cease-fire and Hostage Release

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Tuesday

The Jan. 6 Case Against Donald Trump is Taking Shape

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Monday

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Trying To Thread The Needle On Abortion

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Wednesday

Monday

President Biden signs a new executive order on artificial intelligence on Oct. 30. Vice President Harris will talk about the order in London with world leaders this week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden plans to step up government oversight of AI with new 'pressure tests'

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Wednesday

Biden says he's worried about civilian deaths in Gaza but questions death toll stats

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Tuesday

President Biden welcomes Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during an official arrival ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

President Biden used an Oval Office address to make the case that funding for Israel and Ukraine is in the national interest. Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Reuters via Getty Images hide caption

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The White House is asking for almost $106 billion for Israel, Ukraine and the border

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Thursday

Jim Jordan (R-OH) boards an elevator after leaving his office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2023 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden addresses the nation on the conflict between Israel and Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

President Biden greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Ben Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Monday

President Joe Biden speaks at Tioga Marine Terminal on October 13, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

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Wednesday

Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) at the United States Institute of Peace on February 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is pursued by journalists in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on October 02, 2023 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Speaker McCarthy Fired By Hardliners As GOP Coalition Collapses

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Monday

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) shakes hands with House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) after McCarthy was elected Speaker in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

President Biden delivers remarks on democracy, his latest speech on an issue he says is central to his reelection campaign. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Biden warns against threats to democracy and says Americans must speak out

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