Eric Westervelt Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk.
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Remembering Guitarist Otis Rush

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American Blues musician Otis Rush at the Petrillo Band Shell, Chicago, Illinois, June 3, 1995. Paul Natkin/Getty Images hide caption

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Otis Rush, Chicago Blues Legend, Dies At 84

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The Oakland Police Department remains under federal oversight 15 years after settling a civil rights case against it. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

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The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

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VA Whistleblowers 10 Times More Likely Than Peers To Receive Disciplinary Action

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Employees at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery, Ala., say they face retaliation when reporting mismanagement or abuse. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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For VA Whistleblowers, A Culture Of Fear And Retaliation

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Investigation Into The VA Reveals A Culture Of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

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One of several murals of Robert Kennedy is displayed at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles. Kyle Grillot for NPR hide caption

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50 Years After His Death, Making RFK More Than A Ghost And A Mural

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Coming To Terms With Texas School Shooting

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New Details Emerge About Suspect In Texas School Shooting That Killed 10

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Beyond A Failed Nominee: Whistleblower Retaliation Another Problem At The VA

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Ramona Morales, 79, had to pay about $6,000 in legal bills on top of a fine because one of her tenants kept chickens in the backyard of a rental house. Some Southern California cities are prosecuting code violators and slapping homeowners with gigantic legal bills they can't afford to pay. Jessica Chou for NPR hide caption

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Some California Cities Criminalize Nuisance Code Violations

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Experts Say Nuclear Attack Preparation Is Lacking

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On Nov. 14, 2017, a shooter killed five people and wounded several others in the rural Northern California town of Rancho Tehama. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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California Town Wrestles With Aftermath Of Shooting Rampage

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