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Tim Mak

Washington Investigative Correspondent

Tim Mak is NPR's Washington Investigative Correspondent, focused on political enterprise journalism.

His reporting interests include the 2020 election campaign, national security and the role of technology in disinformation efforts.

He appears regularly on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and the NPR Politics Podcast.

Mak was one of NPR's lead reporters on the Mueller investigation and the Trump impeachment process. Before joining NPR, Mak worked as a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, covering the 2016 presidential elections with an emphasis on national security. He has also worked on the Politico Defense team, the Politico breaking news desk and at the Washington Examiner. He has reported abroad from the Horn of Africa and East Asia.

Mak graduated with a B.A. from McGill University, where he was a valedictorian. He also currently holds a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

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The NRA Has Been Quiet As The Gun Rights Debate Reignites

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Pro-Trump extremists clashed with police during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The rioters may not have fired shots, but many were armed with other weapons, court documents show. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yes, Capitol Rioters Were Armed. Here Are The Weapons Prosecutors Say They Used

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After the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, big tech companies accelerated a process of "deplatforming," or removing the right of extremists to use their technology. But the far-right is quickly adjusting to this reality. Tracy J. Lee for NPR hide caption

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Across The Internet, A Game Of Whac-A-Mole Is Underway To Root Out Extremism

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Vaccine Misallocations Sparks One Medical Congressional Hearing

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Rep. James Clyburn, pictured last October, is chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which is launching its own investigation into One Medical's vaccine practices. Michael A. McCoy/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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One Medical's Coronavirus Vaccine Practices Spark Congressional Investigation

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One Medical Faces Accusations Of Giving COVID-19 Vaccines To Ineligible People

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Concierge health care provider One Medical allowed patients who were not eligible — and those with connections to the company's leadership — to skip the COVID-19 vaccine line ahead of high-risk patients. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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High-End Medical Provider Let Ineligible People Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Line

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Foreign threats to the 2020 election looked a lot like Y2K from two decades ago: With high levels of alarm and preparation, the system held off foreign disinformation and cyberattacks. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images hide caption

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How The U.S. Fended Off Serious Foreign Election Day Cyberattacks

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Far-right extremist "Boogaloo boys" stand on the steps of the capitol in Lansing, Mich., during a rally on Oct. 17. Michigan is one of five states with the highest risk of increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report. Seth Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's Where The Threat Of Militia Activity Around The Elections Is The Highest

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TeleTracking was awarded a contract to collect COVID-19 data from the nation's hospitals despite no previous experience working on this sort of data collection. And its system has been plagued by inconsistencies and errors. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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So far, few deepfakes have been used this political season. It's not because they aren't a potential threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation. amtitus/Digital Vision Vectors/Getty Images hide caption

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Where Are The Deepfakes In This Presidential Election?

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U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives at an Aug. 5 meeting at the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a July 2018 meeting in Helsinki. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Report: Former Trump Aide Paul Manafort Shared Campaign Info With Russia

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Senate Intelligence Report Outlines Russian Influence In 2016

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