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Deepa Shivaram

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Deepa Shivaram is a multi-platform political reporter on 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.

Since joining the Washington Desk, she's covered the midterm elections, the Biden administration and issues like the immigration debates around Title 42 and the leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade.

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 at NBC's Sunday show, Meet the Press.

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The State Dining Room of the White House is decorated for the holiday season with stockings for family members of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Biden celebrates Friendsgiving, serving up dinner to troops and military families

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Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., right, welcomes Vice President Harris to Malacanang Palace in Manila on Nov. 21, 2022. Ted Aljibe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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US President Joe Biden (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands as they meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 14, 2022. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mark Robertson, Republican candidate in Nevada's 1st Congressional District, in Henderson in May. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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Nevada Democrat Rep. Dina Titus wins reelection to U.S. House

Democratic Rep. Dina Titus has won reelection in Nevada's 1st Congressional District, holding on to a vulnerable House of Representatives seat for the party, according to the Associated Press.

The fate of the senate could be determined by elections in Arizona and Nevada

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As ballots are counted in Nevada, working class voters could heavily sway House races

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Representative Ted Budd speaks during a Save America rally for former President Donald Trump in Wilmington, N.C., in September. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint will become the first woman and first LGBTQ person to represent the state in Congress after winning the election for Vermont's one House seat. Wilson Ring/AP hide caption

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Biden gives speech on the state of democracy ahead of the midterms

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Nicole, 52, watches a ballot drop box while sitting in a parking lot in Mesa, Arizona, on October 24, 2022. BASTIEN INZAURRALDE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) pauses during a campaign rally at Illuminating Technologies on October 13, 2022 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images hide caption

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The Races Are In North Carolina, But The Politics Are National

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