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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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Former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Florida was searched by the FBI earlier this week. A federal judge has now unsealed the warrant used for that search. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Trump arrives at a rally Friday, Aug. 5, in Wisconsin. Trump has been the subject of several ongoing investigations into his businesses and actions while in the White House. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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The entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. Terry Renna/AP hide caption

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters on Friday during her weekly news conference ahead of the House vote on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Despite not achieving everything Democrats wanted, the $737 billion act will focus on slowing climate change, lower health care costs, a 15% corporate minimum tax, a 1% fee on stock buybacks and enhancing IRS enforcement. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat senators kick off weekend debate over climate, tax and health bill

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he believes Democrats have the votes needed to pass their Inflation Reduction Act. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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The Senate is moving ahead on Democrats' sweeping health, climate and tax bill

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Senate Dems are closer to passing the Inflation Reduction Act, but there's work ahead

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U.S. President Joe Biden stands next to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) outside of the White House on June 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., said Thursday that she would "move forward" with Senate Democrats' spending bill to tackle climate change, health care and tax reforms. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Senate would vote to move forward on the Inflation Reduction Act, the Democrats' package that tackles climate change, prescription drugs and inflation, this weekend. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Blake Masters won the Arizona GOP Senate primary Tuesday night, and will face Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in November in a race that could determine control of the Senate. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Blake Masters, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on July 22 in Prescott, Ariz. The Trump-backed Masters is aiming to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the fall. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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