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Shira Tarlo

Politics Reporter

Shira Tarlo is a political reporter covering the 2020 election in Washington, D.C. Before joining Newsy, Shira covered politics at Salon. Shira studied journalism and political science at New York University. Her work has appeared in NBC News and Politico Playbook.

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Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris
David J. Phillip / Associated PressPolitics

Joe Biden Selects Kamala Harris For Vice President

Medical personnel work in the emergency department at NYC Health + Hospitals Metropolitan in New York.
John Minchillo / APSci/Health

Over Half Of U.S. States Running Out Of ICU Doctors As Cases Surge

Queen Elizabeth II knights Capt. Tom Moore
Chris Jackson/Pool Photo via APSci/Health

100-Year-Old Knighted After Raising $40M For U.K. Health Service

Andrew Lawler / NewsySci/Health

Why Summer Didn't Slow Down COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump
Andrew Harnik / Associated PressSci/Health

Fauci Warns COVID-19 Could Be As Serious As 1918 Flu Pandemic

School custodian wearing face shield
Charlie Neibergall / APSci/Health

Schools Open In Florida Next Month. Are Educators Ready?

Illustration of coronavirus spread
Andrew Lawler / NewsySci/Health

239 Scientists Challenge WHO, Assert COVID-19 Spreads Through Air

Fireworks explode behind a U.S flag during a July 4th celebration in N.J.
Julio Cortez / Associated PressSci/Health

How To Celebrate Fourth Of July Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Police fire pepper balls at protesters
David Zalubowski / Associated PressU.S.

How Police Brutality Is Tied To America's Gun Culture

A vial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate
Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressSci/Health

Trump Administration Looks To Deploy COVID-19 Vaccine By January

LGBTQ rights supporters at the U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated PressU.S.

Supreme Court: LGBTQ Workers Are Protected From Job Discrimination

Protester with "Defund The Police" sign
Matt York / Associated PressU.S.

Reform Or Defund Police? Activists, Lawmakers Split On Next Steps

Minneapolis City Council member speaks
Jerry Holt / Star Tribune via Associated PressU.S.

What Does 'Defund The Police' Mean?

Protesters at the Capitol
Alex Brandon / Associated PressU.S.

CDC Director: Widespread Protests Could Be COVID-19 'Seeding Event'

Woman wearing a mask leaving a store
David Zalubowski / APSci/Health

Did States That Opened Early See A Spike In COVID-19 Cases?

Joe Biden
Matt Rourke / Associated PressPolitics

Sidelined By COVID-19, Joe Biden Struggles To Make Gains With Latinos

Rick Bright testifies before a House subcommittee
Greg Nash / Pool via APSci/Health

Ousted Vaccine Official Warns U.S. Heading Toward 'Darkest Winter'

Woman drops off ballot
Tony Dejak / Associated PressPolitics

COVID-19 Puts Voting-By-Mail To The Test Ahead Of November

Tara Reade
Donald Thompson / Associated PressPolitics

Biden Accuser Tara Reade Calls For Him To Exit Presidential Race

Nuns rally outside the Supreme Court
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Administration's Limits On Birth Control

Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on March 10, 2020.
Matt Rourke / APPolitics

Joe Biden Denies He Sexually Assaulted Ex-Senate Aide Tara Reade

Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden
Carolyn Kaster / Associated PressPolitics

Hillary Clinton Endorses Joe Biden For President

ER staffer with COVID-19 patient
John Minchillo / APSci/Health

Young, Healthy People Rush To Create Wills Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kansas Judicial Center
Kansas Judicial BranchSci/Health

Kansas Court Rules Against Religious Gatherings Of 10 Or More

A doctor holds a bottle of hydroxychloroquine while posing outside a nursing home in Texas City, Texas on April 7, 2020.
David J. Phillip / Associated PressSci/Health

What To Know About The Anti-Malaria Drug Embraced By President Trump

A researcher in a lab
Jessica Hill/Associated PressSci/Health

Genetics May Be Behind Severe COVID-19 Cases

Woman with cart of toilet paper
Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via APSci/Health

Poll: Young Americans More Likely To Panic Buy Due To Coronavirus

A box of Plaquenil
Abaca Press / Sipa USA via APSci/Health

Hydroxychloroquine Shortage Alarms Americans With Autoimmune Diseases

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro
Patrick Semansky / APSci/Health

White House Under Pressure To Invoke Defense Production Act

A sign displaying how to limit the spread of COVID-19 is displayed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, March 23, 2020.
John Minchillo / APSci/Health

Coronavirus Moves Mental Health, Addiction Treatment Online