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Dana Farrington, photographed for NPR, 11 March 2020, in Washington DC.
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Dana Farrington

Deputy Editor, Washington Desk

Dana Farrington is the deputy editor for planning on NPR's Washington Desk, coordinating daily and long-term coverage for a team that reports on the White House, Congress, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court as well as politics and voting.

Prior to this role, Dana was a supervising editor for NPR's Newshub team, overseeing morning coverage for NPR.org.

From 2017 to 2021, Dana was the Washington Desk digital editor and coordinated daily stories, visual feature projects and the weekly newsletter.

Before that, she was among NPR's first engagement editors and managed the homepage for NPR.org and the main social accounts. Dana has also worked as a weekend web producer and editor, and has written on a wide range of topics for NPR, including tech and women's health.

Before joining NPR in 2011, Dana was a web producer for member station WAMU in Washington, D.C.

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Vice President Harris attends a meeting with Baltic leaders at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. Harris is meeting with European leaders and discussing the Russia-Ukraine crisis through the weekend. Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

A health care worker holds doses of J&J vaccines at the Gandhi Phoenix Settlement in Bhambayi township, South Africa, on Sept. 24. A study of the J&J booster shot in the country had promising results against the omicron variant. Rajesh Jantilal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New COVID studies show promise for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster

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Monday

Map showing the COVID-19 risk level in each state. Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Census Bureau 2019 population estimates, 2020 Census (U.S. territories) hide caption

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Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Census Bureau 2019 population estimates, 2020 Census (U.S. territories)

Saturday

Ernie, a Muppet from the popular children's series Sesame Street, appears with new character Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, on the set of the long-running children's program in New York on Nov. 1. Noreen Nasir/AP hide caption

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This 'Sesame Street' kid is now the Muppeteer for its first Asian American character

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Thursday

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch his own social networking platform called TRUTH Social, which is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month. Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Co-chair Amanda Gorman dons a cobalt-blue Vera Wang gown and a book-shaped clutch that says "give us your tired," a look inspired by the Statue of Liberty. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum hide caption

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Line judge Maia Chaka signals during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 12 in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka made history as the first Black woman to officiate an NFL game. Grant Halverson/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Leylah Fernandez of Canada celebrates after winning her quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday. The 19-year-old is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open semifinals in nearly two decades. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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19-Year-Old Leylah Fernandez Is Captivating U.S. Open Watchers

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Tuesday

Naomi Osaka celebrates against Marie Bouzkova during their Women's Singles first round match on Day 1 of the 2021 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., on Monday. Sarah Stier/Getty Images hide caption

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