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Martin Kaste

Correspondent, National Desk, Seattle

Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy, as well as news from the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to general assignment reporting in the U.S., Kaste has contributed to NPR News coverage of major world events, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2011 uprising in Libya.

Kaste has reported on the government's warrant-less wiretapping practices as well as the data-collection and analysis that go on behind the scenes in social media and other new media. His privacy reporting was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 United States v. Jones ruling concerning GPS tracking.

Before moving to the West Coast, Kaste spent five years as NPR's reporter in South America. He covered the drug wars in Colombia, the financial meltdown in Argentina, the rise of Brazilian president Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and the fall of Haiti's president Jean Bertrand Aristide. Throughout this assignment, Kaste covered the overthrow of five presidents in five years.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Kaste was a political reporter for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul for seven years.

Kaste is a graduate of Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Shortage Of New Recruits Leads Police Departments To Poach From Other Cities

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Shortage Of Officers Fuels Police Recruiting Crisis

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Facebook has been using artificial intelligence to detect if a user might be about engage in self-harm. The same technology may soon be used in other scenarios. Dado Ruvic/Reuters hide caption

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Facebook Increasingly Reliant on A.I. To Predict Suicide Risk

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Investigators Still Looking For A Motive Behind Thousand Oaks Shooting

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The Latest On The Deadly Shooting In Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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What We Know About Cesar Sayoc, The Man Charged In The Suspicious Packages Case

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Trump At Odds With Local Chicago Leaders On Response To Gun Violence

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How Police Investigate Sex Crimes

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In the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting, there were widespread calls to ban "bump stocks," a device attached to a semiautomatic rifle to speed up the firing rate. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The Politics Of Bump Stocks, 1 Year After Las Vegas Shooting

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Thousands of Berliners come to Tempelhof on warm summer evenings, but there's always room for more. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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The Site Of The Berlin Airlift Now Serves As Refugee Shelter And Big Open Park

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For Local Cops In Germany, No Talk Of 'Sanctuary Cities'

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German Soccer Player Says He Quit National Team Because Of Racism

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Trump Tops Agenda At Merkel Press Conference

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