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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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PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: In this aerial view, former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen on September 14, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The Department of Defense logo is seen on the desk ahead of the press conference on Jan. 14, 2020. Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden arrives with Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, to deliver a keynote speech at the "United We Stand" summit to counter the effects of hate-fueled violence in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutor on the Clinton Whitewater probe, Ken Starr, has died at 76

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In this photo illustration, pages are viewed from the government's released version of the F.B.I. search warrant affidavit for former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on August 27, 2022 in California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Fight Over Trump's Confidential Docs Remains Ugly And Tedious

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Trump and DOJ submit special master picks

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In documents filed in court Friday, lawyers for former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice listed their preferred candidates for the role of special master. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Justice Dept. and Trump lawyers dispute how the Mar-a-Lago special master should work

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The residence of former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., is seen on Aug. 9, one day after FBI agents conducted a court-authorized search and recovered scores of classified documents. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Federal judge grants Trump's special master request to review Mar-a-Lago materials

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