Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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Shaky Cease-Fire Holds In Syria, For Now

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Campaigns Update: Controversy Ignites Over Trump And The KKK

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In this 2008 file photo, a painting of John Coltrane stares down from the wall at the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church in San Francisco. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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At The Holy House Of Coltrane, A 'Jerusalem' Of Jazz Faces Eviction

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Do Big Cash Denominations Help Organized Crime?

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Democrats Face Off In South Carolina

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The crumbling Sixth Street Viaduct, which has appeared in scores of Hollywood productions, is being demolished due to safety concerns. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Bridge To Hollywood Legend: Saying Farewell To The Sixth Street Viaduct

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a town hall at the University of South Carolina. Sanders promotes the idea of free college education for all. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Fact-Check: Bernie Sanders Promises Free College. Will It Work?

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Students get fitted for violins at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif. The school offers a free music program called Sound Minds. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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A Symphony's Big Challenge: Lift A Tough School Through Music

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Katerina Maylock teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

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President Obama gives his State of the Union address in Washington on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Adding 'Beauty And Joy' To Obama's Push For Computer Science Teaching

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