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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 Joe Biden speaks in support of changing the Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation in Atlanta. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A Ukrainian soldier walks in a trench on the front line in Zolote, Ukraine, earlier this month. A buildup of Russian troops along the border with Ukraine has heightened worries that Russia intends to invade. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of the West Wing from the Rose Garden is seen with Christmas lights on Dec. 17, A White House staffer tested positive for COVID on Monday. President Biden has tested negative for the virus. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is reflected in an electronic vehicle as it charges as he speaks during an event to announce a final rule for federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and trucks on Monday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Vice President Harris charges an electric vehicle during a tour of the Brandywine Maintenance Facility in Prince George's County, Md. There, she highlighted electric vehicle investments. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had said he hoped the Senate would vote on President Biden's spending bill before Christmas, but that plan has stalled. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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