Melissa Block As special correspondent, Melissa Block produces richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as stories and series on the critical issues of our day. In addition, she is a guest host on NPR news programs.

Obama Nominates John Kerry For Secretary Of State

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House Pulls 'Plan B' Tax Measure From The Floor

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State Department Faulted For Inadequate Security In Benghazi Attack

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Local Opposition Councils Act As Government In Parts Of Syria

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Boehner, Obama Closer To A Fiscal Cliff Deal But Not There Yet

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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88 Of Respiratory Complications

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Cargo Moving Again At Calif. Ports After Strike Ends

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Syrian Government Harbors Tons Of Chemical Agents

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Republicans Counter With $2.2 Trillion Deficit Plan

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Of Top Taxpayers, 1 In 5 A Small Business Owner

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Flights Into Syria Cancelled As Rebels Make Gains

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Doping Era Could Change MLB Hall Of Fame Entrants

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Fiscal Cliff Talks Resume As Deadline Ticks Closer

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A Dash Of Latin Flavor On The Thanksgiving Table

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