Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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Bay Area Police Say They're Prepared For Weekend Alt-Right Rallies

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Edward French, 71, was killed in San Francisco on July 11. One of the murder suspects was arrested two weeks before his death for gun possession and parole violations. The suspect was released based on a "public-safety assessment score" — a computer generated score that helps calculate whether a suspect is a flight risk or likely to return to court. Courtesy of Brian Higginbotham hide caption

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Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

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Body camera footage of a Baltimore police operation released by the public defender's office appears to show an officer hiding drugs and later discovering them while two other officers watched. Baltimore Police Department hide caption

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New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

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The Cubist Revolution: Minecraft For All

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DHS Waives Environmental Laws For Border Wall Construction

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the way to the Warriors' second NBA title in three years. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

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Pankaj Rayamaji speaks through his trusted walkie-talkie to a teacher inside. Rayamaji is the director of logistics and operations at Columbia Heights Education Campus in Washington, D.C. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

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