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.

Obama Makes Rare Trip To The Hill For Closed-Door Meetings

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Memorial Service Honors Victims Of Spanish Train Crash

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Obama Administration Looks To Mend Voting Rights Act

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Weiner Says He Won't Drop Campaign For NYC Mayor

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Born in Texas and settled in Nashville, Tenn., Guy Clark has mentored generations of artists, including Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle — all of whom cite his keen editing skills and prize his stamp of approval. Jim McGuire/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guy Clark, Music's Master Craftsman, On Making Songs Last

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Jubilation, Protest Greet Pope Francis In Brazil

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NASA Uses Photo Of Earth From Saturn To Boost Space Interest

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Investigators Take Action Following Heathrow Fire

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Where Are All Of Wyomings Escalators?

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Senate Democrats Back Off 'Nuclear Option' To End Filibusters

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Farm Bill Meets Surprise Defeat In U.S. House

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New Data Shows Wide Income Gap Within Some Professions

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Brazilian Leaders Take Conciliatory Tone Toward Protesters

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Pentagon Debuts Plans For Opening Combat Positions To Women

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More Information Emerges About IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups

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