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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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The original price tag for the plan that President Biden refers to as "human infrastructure" was $3.5 trillion. But moderates want that trimmed down to $1.5 trillion, a number that progressives consider too low. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, seen here during a Sept. 1 speech at the Pentagon, faced senators' questions Tuesday on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, seen here during a July hearing on Capitol Hill, publicly voiced opposition to same-sex marriage during a campaign in 2013. She told CBS' 60 Minutes that she was wrong then. Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Democratic National Committee's executive director thanked the U.S. Capitol Police for containing the threat near the group's headquarters in Washington, D.C., pictured in 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland holds a press conference Thursday to announce a lawsuit against Texas. The Department of Justice is seeking a permanent injunction against the state's new abortion law. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Sues Texas Over New Abortion Ban

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President Biden bows his head in a moment of silence Thursday as he speaks about the situation in Afghanistan from the White House's East Room. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is working to keep moderates and progressives on the same page to move two separate bills — an infrastructure bill and a broader spending package. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan special immigrant visa applicants crowd into an internet cafe to apply for that program on Aug. 8 in Kabul. A group of senators expressed concern the U.S. is abandoning allies who helped in the 20-year mission in Afghanistan. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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