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War Update: Basra

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with CNN reporter Diana Muriel in Basra about the problem of keeping the peace there. British forces took the city on Monday, and now residents are angry that forces there have failed to halt widespread looting and lawlessness.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.