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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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"I Did What I Came To Do": President Biden Meets With Russia's Vladimir Putin

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How Biden Tried To Mend Fences With European Allies

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President Biden is set to leave Brussels on Tuesday for Geneva, the last leg of a trip where he sought to mend fences with allies and take a tougher stance on Moscow and Beijing. Olivier Hoslet/AP hide caption

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Biden And The EU Call A Truce In A 17-Year Trade Fight To Focus On Threats From China

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Biden To Reaffirm Support For NATO At Brussels Summit

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President Biden meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. A White House official said Biden did a lot of "diplomatic speed-dating" with world leaders. Official Photo/Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Biden talk Thursday during a meeting in Carbis Bay, England, as they look over copies of the original Atlantic Charter from 1941. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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With An Eye To History, Biden And Johnson Try To Rekindle The 'Special Relationship'

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Biden is heading out on his first trip abroad — as president — but he's met most of the world leaders he will talk with in Europe before, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden Heads To Europe To Convince Allies The United States Has Their Backs

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President Biden is set to spend eight days in Europe, first meeting allies and partners in the U.K. and Brussels, and then meeting his Russian counterpart in Geneva. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden has slapped new sanctions on Russia over hacking and election interference but is aiming for a more predictable relationship. He plans to meet his counterpart next month. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Wants A 'Stable, Predictable' Relationship With Russia. That's Complicated

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Sleeping quarters set up for migrant children are shown during a tour of the Long Beach Convention Center on April 22. Long Beach officials and officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services led the tour. Brittany Murray/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Say Biden Administration Is Violating Pact On Detaining Migrant Children

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Biden Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order Following Colonial Pipeline Hack

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