Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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As hate crimes against Asian Americans rise, a California neighborhood takes action

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A satellite image shows a natural color view of active fire lines from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, on May 11. MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES/REUTERS hide caption

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LeRonne L. Armstrong, Chief of Police, Oakland Police Department, stands near Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, right, as he delivers remarks during a press conference in Oakland, Calif. Yalonda M. James/AP hide caption

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Oakland residents remain skeptical as federal oversight of police ends after 20 years

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The largest wildfire in the U.S. has burned an area bigger than New York City

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Lawmakers call for greater security funding and oversight for U.S. transit systems

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Some Ukrainians forced from their homes are fleeing to small towns for refuge

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Natalia and Ivan Tarabalka, parents of slain Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter pilot Maj. Stepan Tarabalka, show a photo of their son in the basement air raid shelter of the music school he attended as a kid, in Kolomyya, Ukraine. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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One Ukrainian family grieves the loss of their fighter pilot son

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Zelenskyy says Mariupol will be remembered as one of modern warfare's ugliest sieges

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Russia strikes targets in Kyiv as Mariupol theater rescue efforts continue

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Russian missiles launched from the Black Sea strike within Lviv city limits

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As people pour off the trains arriving in Lviv, signs offer guidance on transportation, shelter and other aid. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Lviv takes in displaced Ukrainians but space and resources are strained

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200,000 Ukrainians have relocated to the city of Lviv, overwhelming resources

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