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.

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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Led by the Rev. Willie Phillips (center), protesters march in February against violence in and around Club Majestic. Mike Haskey/Courtesy of The Ledger Enquirer hide caption

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Among Thousands Of Gun Deaths, Only One Charles Foster Jr.

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U.S. To Boost Missile Defense Amid Threats From North Korea

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Conservative Conference A Parade Of Potential Candidates For 2016

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As Democrats Unveil Budget, Obama Continues Charm Offensive With GOP

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Selection Of Argentine Pope Surprises Some Vatican Observers

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Obama Travels To Capitol Hill To Talk Gun Control, Tax Reform, And Spending Cuts

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Police Officers Caught In The Middle Go On Strike In Egypt

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Senate Committee Passes Bill Meant To Reduce 'Straw Purchases' Of Guns

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Dow's 'Record Highs' Misleading Without Including Inflation

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Sen. Rand Paul Filibusters To Block Brennan's Nomination

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State Department Finds No Major Objections To Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal

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Despite Sequester, Government Shutdown Remains Unlikely

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Investigator: BP Wasn't Prepared For Disasters At Deepwater Oil Wells

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