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War Update: The Scene in Basra

British paratroopers enter Basra, and the main opposition in that city appears to have been subdued, though pockets of resistance remain. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Reuters reporter Rosalind Russell who's near Basra in southern Iraq. Russell says the British were received well by most of the people.

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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.