Melissa Block

Melissa Block appears in the following:

How Rick Perry Became A Key Figure In The Trump Impeachment Probe

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged President Trump to make that now-infamous July phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. But what's Perry's connection to Ukraine?

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Gun Control Is Front And Center In Virginia Races

Friday, October 11, 2019

A mass shooting there this spring that left 12 dead has put the issue into sharp focus. Democrats — bolstered by large cash infusions from gun control groups — hope to turn the state legislature blue.

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10 Years After Haiti's Earthquake, 'This Music School Will Never Stop'

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nearly 10 years ago, an earthquake devastated Haiti, destroying a legendary music school. A youth choir and orchestra have been touring the US and hope to rebuild their school in Port-au-Prince.

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Political Roundup: The Whistleblower, The Democrats And The White House

Sunday, September 22, 2019

President Trump's conversations with world leaders are echoing through Congress and the campaign trail.

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'Blinking Guy' Channels Meme Fame Into Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

Sunday, September 22, 2019

If you've been on social media in the past two years, you've probably seen Drew Scanlon's face as the "blinking white guy" gif. He's now raising money for multiple sclerosis research.

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In Vermont, A Case Of One Man Whose Gun Was Seized Under Red Flag Law

Thursday, August 22, 2019

While the political focus may be on mass shootings, states are far more often using red flag laws to prevent cases of individual gun violence, including suicide.

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How Red Flag Laws Are Used In Vermont

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Recent mass shootings have accelerated calls for more "red flag" or "extreme risk" laws. But they're far more likely to be used in cases of threatened suicide.

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World Cup Semifinal Match: U.S. Versus England In Lyon, France

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

It's expected to be a doozy of a game at the Women's World Cup Tuesday. The U.S. takes on England in the semifinals. The U.S. is the defending champion and England is ranked No. 3.

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U.S. Women Defeat France In Hard-Fought Quarterfinal Victory

Friday, June 28, 2019

In one of the most highly-anticipated games at the Women's World Cup: top-ranked and defending champion United States defeated France in the quarterfinals.

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'I Am A Woman': Track Star Caster Semenya Continues Her Fight To Compete As Female

Friday, May 31, 2019

Male and female athletes compete in separate categories because of advantages that come with testosterone. But what should be the rules for women who have naturally high testosterone levels?

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'A Song For Any Struggle': Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down' Is An Anthem Of Resolve

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Petty's song has been used by striking workers in defiance, by political candidates to show grit, on national stages in the aftermath of tragedy. We asked what "I Won't Back Down" means to you.

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Militias Test The Civility Of An Arizona Border Town

Monday, April 15, 2019

Out-of-state militias have arrived to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, raising tensions and fear in tiny Arivaca, Ariz.

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Peter Kaiser Takes First In Iditarod — Marking A Win For Alaskan Natives

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska's indigenous people.

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At 83, Mary Lane Upholds The Blues Tradition: 'I Still Got It'

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Arkansas-born blues singer looks back on her career and discusses Travelin' Woman, her first album in more than 20 years.

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Jeremy Denk's Musical Odyssey Through 7 Centuries Of Music

Saturday, March 16, 2019

On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.

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Opinion: Saudi Women's Rights Activists Awarded For Their Work — While On Trial

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Three women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia were honored with a prestigious award this week. But they can't receive it because they are on trial for their activism.

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In 'Diane,' An Older Woman Faces Up To Her 'Unlived Life'

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The feature film stars Mary Kay Place as the titular Diane, a woman trying to save her adult son from a drug addiction — and confronting her deep-seated guilt. She appears in every scene.

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20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The groundbreaking novel Speak told the story of Melinda, a teen who stopped speaking after a sexual assault. In her poetry memoir, Shout, Anderson opens up about being raped when she was 13.

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Parkland Family Reflects On A Year Of Anguish And Activism

Monday, February 11, 2019

"Everybody should consider what it would mean to lose their child, their spouse," says Philip Schentrup. His daughter Carmen was among the 17 students and staff killed in Parkland, Fla., last year.

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There's No Rest For Anyone In 'The Dreamers'

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Karen Thompson Walker's new novel imagines a pandemic that puts victims into a deep sleep, giving them strange dreams from which they may not wake up — and panicking those still awake.

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