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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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President Biden delivers remarks Tuesday on the guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin, as Vice President Harris looks on. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Capitol Police Needs Help To Address Insurrection Failures, Inspector General Says

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President Biden looks on after speaking during an event about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 8. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Letlow has won a special election to fill the Louisiana congressional seat left vacant when her husband, Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, died of COVID-19 complications before he could be sworn into office. Brett Duke/AP hide caption

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