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Punkin, who belongs to NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown, decides whether to get moving or not based on news from local station WAMU. Good or not, she usually sleeps in. Emerson Brown hide caption

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Emerson Brown

NPR Editorial Assistant Laura Lee takes and screens calls during a live broadcast of Talk of the Nation. Look just above Lee's head to see Neal Conan in the hosting chair on the other side of the glass. Katie Burk/NPR hide caption

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From the looks of Production Assistant Liz Baker's "trash art" photo, it appears the unofficial Inauguration Day drink of choice was caffeinated. courtesy of Liz Baker hide caption

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NPR Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg on stage at the Sixth & ISynagogue for a pre-inauguration Political Junkie Road Show. Madhulika Sikka via Instagram hide caption

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