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.

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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New Seasons Market, a nine-store chain in Portland, Ore., sells lots of local and organic produce. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Portland, Ore., Grocer Sells In An 'Alternate Universe'

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U.S. To Order Bailout Firms To Cut Exec Pay

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U.N. Panel Rejects Some Karzai Votes

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The Chinook salmon caught by Gov. Kulongoski, just before its release. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Ore.'s Fly-Fishing Governor Aims To Hook Green Jobs

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Weighing Merits Of U.S. Intervention In Housing

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Swine Flu Vaccination Efforts Examined

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Obama Sends Holder To Chicago Over Teen's Death

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GM To Close Saturn After Talks With Penske Fail

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FDIC To Require Banks To Prepay Premiums

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Officials: Suspect Admitted Al-Qaida Links

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