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.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliners To Fly Again After FAA Approval

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Authorities Fan Out Across City In Search For Bombing Suspect

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Chechnya In Perspective: A Tumultuous History

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Agencies That Oversee Fertilizer Plants Have Spotty Records

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Obama Criticizes Congress After Background Check Bill Fails

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Arrests Made In Deaths Of Texas DA, His Wife And Prosecutor

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Senate Rejects Compromise On Expanded Background Checks

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Letters To Mississippi Senator, Obama Show Signs Of Ricin

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Boston Marathon Bombing Case Gains Momentum

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NPR's Tom Gjelten and Melissa Block discuss the story

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Gun enthusiast Paul Gwaltney at Blue Ridge Arsenal, in Chantilly, Va. Gwaltney, an NPR listener, agreed to host a discussion about guns with friends and colleagues. Becky Lettenberger/NPR hide caption

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On Gun Ownership And Policy, 'A Country Of Chasms'

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Obama Stresses 'Unbreakable Alliance' On Visit To Israel

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