Richard Gonzales Richard Gonzales is NPR's National Desk Correspondent based in San Francisco.

California Officials Warn Of No Swift End To Severe Fire Season

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Valley Fire In Northern California Devours Homes, Forces Evacuations

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Fast-Moving Wildfires In California Claim 1 Life, Hundreds Of Properties

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Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church

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Feds And Local Law Enforcement Spar Over Immigrant Crime

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Marta Elsie Leveron, 19, (left) and her brother Freddy David Leveron, 18, have not seen their father since he left El Savador to work in California in 1999. A new U.S. program allows families to reunite if one parent is a legal U.S. resident. The girl in the middle is Liliana Beatriz Leveron, 16, a cousin of the other two. Her parents are in the U.S. and she's seeking to reunite with them as well. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

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U.S. agents compare notes as they patrol along the Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. A draft report by outside experts calls for steps to confront any claims of corruption in the Border Patrol. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in 2004, was the principal publisher of the writers and poets known as the Beat Generation. Gezett/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet

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U.S. Citizen Stranded In Yemen Sues State Department

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