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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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President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Avril Haines, seen here before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January, as director of national intelligence in his administration. If confirmed, she'd be the first woman in the role. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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If selected and confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden's interior secretary, New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, seen here on Capitol Hill in September, would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Green New Deal Network hide caption

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Rep. Haaland: Cabinet Pick 'Would Mean A Lot To Indian Country'

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Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, seen here during a confirmation hearing in May, urged President Trump to accept the outcome of the presidential election. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Gwinnett County election workers handle ballots Monday in Lawrenceville, Ga., as part of the state's recount for the 2020 presidential election. Megan Varner/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll workers check voters' identifications on Election Day at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wis. The Trump campaign has announced it is filing for a recount in two Wisconsin counties. Andy Manis/Getty Images hide caption

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Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee in May 2019. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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President-elect Joe Biden spoke Thursday morning with Pope Francis. The two met in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump has continued to fundraise post-election. The majority of the donations will go to his newly formed political action committee called Save America. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announces Wednesday the state will conduct a hand recount of the presidential race as President Trump and his allies continue to make baseless claims of election fraud. President-elect Biden is leading Trump in Georgia by about 14,000 votes. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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