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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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Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Rules joint hearing on Monday about the insurrection on Jan. 6. Erin Scott/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Signs reading "Help Still Wanted" are positioned on the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5. The House is set to vote on a coronavirus relief package by the end of the week. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, seen here during a press briefing on Feb. 4, told CBS the World Health Organization has more work to do to get to the bottom of where the coronavirus emerged. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats on Thursday unveiled Biden-backed legislation to overhaul the immigration system, which includes setting up a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for UndocuBlack Net hide caption

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Former President Donald Trump, seen here speaking to supporters on Jan. 20 while still president, attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement Tuesday evening. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seen at the Capitol on Feb. 11, has called for an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski talks to a reporter in the Senate subway at the conclusion of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who's speaking and who's seen here alongside the other House impeachment managers on Saturday, says they have "no regrets" over their trial strategy. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks after the Senate voted 57-43 in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. The chamber needed 67 votes for conviction. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael van der Veen, defense lawyer for former President Donald Trump, gives closing arguments during Trump's second impeachment trial on February 13, 2021. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., delivered his closing arguments on the fifth day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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On the third day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, House impeachment managers argued that Trump is singularly to blame for the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., rebutted one of the defense team's arguments that the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is a political action by Democrats. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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