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.

Breakthrough Announced In Climate Talks

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In Crazy Heart, Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is a washed-up, alcoholic country singer who has been reduced to playing in bowling alleys and dive bars — but he can still put on a great show. When he's on stage, "that's his throne," Bridges says. Lorey Sebastian/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Jeff Bridges' New 'Dude': A Fallen Country Star

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Democrats May Drop Medicare Expansion

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Obama Hosts Jobs Summit At White House

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Obama To Outline Afghan Strategy

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Senate Weighs Health Care Overhaul

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Investors Skittish Amid Dubai Debt Crisis

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A Look Back At Career Of Yankees Icon Sheppard

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Obama To Announce Afghan Strategy

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VFW Post Makes Push To Recruit Young Vets

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Chicago Club, Students Reach Settlements

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Birmingham, Ala., Mayor Found Guilty Of Corruption

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Deadly October For U.S. In Afghanistan

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Obama: More Afghan Troops 'Solemn Decision'

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