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Martin Kaste

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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3:38pm

Thu February 12, 2015
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Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 5:26 pm

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3:54pm

Tue February 10, 2015
U.S.

Family Confirms Death Of American Hostage Held By ISIS Militants

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 7:53 pm

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6:56am

Sat February 7, 2015
Middle East

American Hostage's Parents Say They Hope She Is Alive

Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 10:19 am

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3:09pm

Fri February 6, 2015
Middle East

ISIS Claims Hostage American Woman Killed In Jordanian Airstrike

Originally published on Sat February 7, 2015 1:24 pm

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5:15am

Tue January 27, 2015
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How Much Oil And Gas Is At Stake In ANWR?

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 10:27 am

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How much oil and gas is really at stake at ANWR? Well, nobody's really sure. NPR's Martin Kaste reports this decades-old political fight is based on rough estimates of what's really in the ground.

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