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.

Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

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TV Offerings Are Hotter Than Usual This Summer

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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

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What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings

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Singing Star Of All-Black Cowboy Movies, Herb Jeffries, Dies

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To Pay For Hepatitis C Drugs, Medicare Might Face A Steep Bill

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'The New York Times' Announces Surprise Change Of Management

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Stanford Dumps Its Holdings In Coal, With Climate In Mind

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The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season

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The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS

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In Answer To Palestinian Unity, Israelis Step Away From Peace Talks

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New Browser Plug-in Would Literally Annihilate This Headline

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The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov

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