Martin Kaste Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National desk.

Apple-FBI Fight Signals A Need For New Political Precedent

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States Consider Legislation To Shield Law Enforcement Officers

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A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one of the two shooters in the San Bernardino attack in December. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Slippery Slope? Court Orders Apple To Unlock Shooter's iPhone

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Apple Raises The Stakes In Silicon Valley's Fight Over Encryption

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FBI agents close a stretch of road near the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Thursday. The FBI surrounded the last protesters holed up there amid reports they will surrender. Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation

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Remaining Occupiers Expected To Leave Wildlife Refuge Shortly

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According to the new ruling, police in five Southeastern states cannot use Tasers on nonviolent, noncooperative suspects. Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Court Ruling Forces Police In Southern States To Reconsider Use Of Tasers

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Residents Grant and Gaye Gunderson, part of the group of town residents who were waiting for the anti-federal, anti-FBI protesters at the courthouse in Harney County. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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To Protesters Flocking To Oregon Town, Locals Say 'Go Home'

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More Protesters Arrive In Oregon To Support Occupiers Of Wildlife Refuge

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After Weeks Of Lying Low, Federal Law Enforcement Arrests 8 Occupiers In Oregon

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Officers Colin Lewis and Brad Smith (center) on patrol near a park in Huntington Beach, Calif. The area has seen a sharp increase in homelessness and petty thefts, which the officers blame on Proposition 47. But the law's supporters say other California cities have seen declines in property crime. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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California Cops Frustrated With 'Catch-And-Release' Crime-Fighting

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