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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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High winds blow a hat by as President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff walk down the steps of the Capitol. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave as they depart from the inaugural stage at the end of the inauguration ceremonies at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Caroline Brehman/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia shouts at journalists as she goes through security Tuesday outside the House chamber. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Pence reads the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November's presidential election during a joint session of Congress early on Jan. 7. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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An American flag flies at a memorial for U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was fatally injured when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Another officer, Howard Liebengood, died Saturday in an off-duty death. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, asks a question at a Senate committee hearing in September. She is the first Republican senator to call on President Trump to step down. Alex Edelman/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office, on Thurs., Jan. 7, 2021. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao looks on as President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower in August 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the D.C. National Guard are deployed outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday evening. Supporters of President Trump stormed a session of Congress earlier Wednesday. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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