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.

U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike

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Treasury, IRS Debut New Tax Rules For Same-Sex Couples

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DOJ Won't Sue To Overturn Recreational Pot Laws

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Middle East, Civil Rights Intersect At White House

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San Diego Mayor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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San Diego City Council Considers Mayor's Resignation

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Obama Calls For College Affordability On Bus Tour

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Soldier Who Admitted To Killing Afghans Apologizes In Court

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Secret Ruling Found NSA's Surveillance Violated Constitution

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Prosecution Rests In Court Martial Of Maj. Nidal Hasan

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'Treme' Cookbook Captures The Flavor Of A Show And A City

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Obama Supports Some Senators' Call For NSA Reform

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Attorneys Assigned To Fort Hood Shooter Want To Back Out

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