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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 Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, seen here during a campaign event in Georgia on Jan. 4, were sworn in as U.S. senators by Vice President Harris on Wednesday afternoon. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Bernie Sanders sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president. Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration of President Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate chamber on Tuesday. In remarks, he publicly denounced President Trump for instigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Mob Was Fed Lies': McConnell Rebukes Trump For His Role In Capitol Riot

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Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be secretary of homeland security, is sworn in to testify during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Erin Scott/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From Border Wall To Capitol Riot, Homeland Security Nominee Takes Senate Questions

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The late Whitney Houston, seen here in 2001, is on the list of names of "great Americans" President Trump seeks to honor as statues in a proposed "National Garden of American Heroes." But with two days left in office, Trump is very unlikely to see his vision realized. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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Gary Gensler, pictured during a Senate hearing in July 2013, will be nominated to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Biden administration. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol is visible behind fences on Sunday following the Jan. 6 riot by pro-Trump extremists. This week's events will have the largest security presence of any inauguration in U.S. history. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., seen here during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, has penned an op-ed defending his decision to object to the certification of electoral votes. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, seen here during a trip Tuesday to the U.S.-Mexico border, released a statement during Wednesday's House impeachment debate calling on Americans to "ease tensions." Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio says investigators are looking at "potentially members of Congress" who gave tours to rioters prior to the insurrection. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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