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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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Biden's still on the road, trying to sell Americans on his spending bill

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President Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the U.S. would donate 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union. The U.S. is also working to boost production on the continent. Doug Mills/Via Getty Images hide caption

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The world needs more COVID vaccines, so the U.S. is helping finance overseas plants

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Containers are stacked high at the Port of Los Angeles on Sept. 28. A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the Southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis that the Biden administration is hoping to ease. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's a backlog at U.S. ports. Here's how Biden hopes to get you your goods, faster

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The White House point person on Afghan resettlement, Jack Markell, is trying to ensure a smooth — and politics-free — resettlement of the largest group of war evacuees since Vietnam. Franco Ordoñez/NPR hide caption

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EXCLUSIVE: Governors have questions about Afghan refugees. Here's who they call

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Biden names ex-Delaware governor to oversee Afghan resettlement in the U.S.

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President Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly, where he made a case for investing in developing nations. Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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How The Southern U.S. Border Has Become A Nearly Constant Humanitarian Crisis

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U.S. Officials Will Share Nuclear Sub Technology With Australia

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In this Aug. 30, 2020, file photo, members of the Connecticut Sun team kneel during the playing of the national anthem before a WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics, in Bradenton, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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President Biden tours a Manville, N.J., neighborhood Tuesday that was affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Asks Congress For $30 Billion To Help Disaster Relief And Afghan Evacuees

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Biden Surveys Hurricane Damage In Lousiana

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Biden Speaks On The End Of War In Afghanistan And Evacuations

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As Evacuations Wrap Up, There Are Threats Of Another Attack At Kabul Airport

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