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Barbara Sprunt

Producer, Washington Desk

Barbara Sprunt is a producer on NPR's Washington desk, where she reports and produces breaking news and feature political content. She formerly produced the NPR Politics Podcast and got her start in radio at as an intern on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She is an alumnus of the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship at the National Press Foundation. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania native.

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Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, seen here at a campaign event in July, says he won't tear down the border wall put in place during the Trump administration. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Poll workers must take extra precautions this year to protect themselves against the coronavirus. Election experts fear a massive shortage of workers at the polls in November. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Wanted: Young People To Work The Polls This November

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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Election Site Staffing

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Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., seen here during a hearing in 2013, was ordered by the House Ethics Committee to pay a $50,000 fine for violating ethics rules. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seen here in March, spoke on the House floor Thursday to address vulgar and sexist comments she says were directed at her by a Republican colleague. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Could Not Allow That To Stand': Ocasio-Cortez Rebukes Republican For Vulgar Insult

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has testified before Congress on the spread of the coronavirus. Reports that his relationship with President Trump had soured first surfaced in April. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, seen here at a roundtable discussion at the White House on Tuesday, rebuked the CDC for its guidelines on reopening schools in a tweet Wednesday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here during a White House briefing in March, will participate in a panel discussion Tuesday on how to reopen America's schools safely. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"Black Lives Matter" has already been added to Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Manhattan may be next up in New York City, but President Trump has denounced a plan to have the words painted on Fifth Avenue. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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President Trump, here last week at the White House, insists he wasn't briefed on reports of Russian bounties on coalition forces in Afghanistan because the intelligence community didn't find them credible. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top government health officials testify before the Senate health and education committee on Tuesday. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Law enforcement gathered to remove demonstrators from the area around Lafayette Park and the White House ahead of President Trump's trip to St. John's Church on June 1. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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