Alana Wise Alana Wise is a politics reporter on NPR's Washington Desk.
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Alana Wise

Alana Wise

Politics Reporter

Alana Wise is a politics reporter on the Washington desk at NPR.

Before joining NPR, Alana covered beats including American gun culture, the aviation business and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Through her reporting, Alana has covered such events as large protests, mass shootings, boardroom uprisings and international trade fights.

Alana is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an Atlanta native.

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Ana Navarro (center left) and Sunny Hostin (center right) appear on The View on Aug. 2, 2019. The two were pulled live from the TV show on Friday, just before Vice President Harris was scheduled to join them onstage for an interview. Jeff Neira/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images hide caption

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Back in June at the G-7 summit in England, French President Emmanuel Macron (center, right) and President Biden appeared to be getting along fine. They spoke Wednesday after a rift that began with a new security alliance. Leon Neal/AP hide caption

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is seen on Sept. 10. France said Friday it was recalling its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia after Australia scrapped a big French conventional submarine purchase in favor of nuclear subs built with U.S. technology. Jens Schlueter/AP hide caption

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President Biden speaks to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday during the virtual announcement of a trilateral defense partnership with Australia and the U.K. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also joined in. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A recent Department of Justice report criticized the FBI for its handling of abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, pictured. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden speaks about his strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic at Brookland Middle School on Friday in Washington, D.C. Later in the day, he issued a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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President Biden delivers remarks Thursday on his new plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Lays Out Plan To Mandate Vaccines Or Testing For Millions Of Workers

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Nine lawyers, including Sidney Powell, pictured in December, allied with former President Donald Trump face financial penalties and other sanctions after a judge said they had abused the court system to undermine the 2020 election. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a Wednesday press conference at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi said lawmakers divert resources from evacuations in Afghanistan by traveling to the region. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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