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Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.
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Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:18am

The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Deborah Epstein)

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A Spy Talks About His Time In Al-Qaida

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Aimen Dean about his time with al-Qaida in his new memoir, Nine Lives, My Time as the West's Top Spy Inside al-Qaeda.

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Saturday Sports: Trump's Comments, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about this week's sports news.

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Finding Justice For Rape In Kenya

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Cases of child rape are usually adjudicated by family elders in eastern Kenya. But, with the help of activists, one family is trying to end the practice and force these cases into the judicial system.

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Looking At U.S. Trade With China

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

President Trump announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. China says it will retaliate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dan Ikenson of the libertarian Cato Institute for his reaction.

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The Basketball Game That Promises Very Little: Ted Cruz Vs. Jimmy Kimmel

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

The NBA season might be over. But basketball isn't quite done. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel have a score to settle.

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How Europe Responds To Migrants

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe, about the evolving responses of European countries to migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

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An Asylum-Seeker Talks About Fleeing Domestic Violence

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sinthia. Originally from Honduras, her husband became abusive and violent. She fled with her 5-year-old son and now lives in Texas. She's currently seeking asylum.

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Changes Coming To AP World History Classes

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

The Advanced Placement World History course will no longer include precolonial civilizations. Scott Simon talks to Amanda DoAmaral, a former AP World History teacher, about why she opposes the change.

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Illinois Parolee Can't Find A Home

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Carl Reimann was granted parole after serving 45 years for a quintuple murder. Community outrage forced him out of three residences and he ended up back in prison. Now he's been paroled again.

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A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

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Religious Groups Criticize Trump Immigration Policies

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops criticized the Trump administration's immigration policies. NPR's Scott Simon asks Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski for his reaction.

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Legal News: Paul Manafort In Custody And The Justice Department Report

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Paul Manafort is in jail and the DOJ released its report on the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Legal analyst Shan Wu joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk through the week's stories.

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President Trump Has Some Awfully Kind Words For Kim Jong Un

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

President Trump has nice things to say about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what that might mean.

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:10am

Student survivors from the shooting in Parkland, Fla., embark on a 20-state bus tour aimed at registering young people to vote, but this demographic typically sits out mid-term elections.

(Image credit: Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)

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Viet Thanh Nguyen Says The U.S. Could 'Lose Its Soul' With Migrant Family Separations

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:35am

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author was separated from his family as a child. He says the Trump administration's policy is "inhumane, it's immoral and the United States is simply doing the wrong thing."

(Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?

(Image credit: Adriana Zehbrauskas/for NPR)

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Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds Remembered In 'My Girls'

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died within hours of each other. Todd Fisher talks with NPR's Scott Simon about losing his sister and mother and his new memoir My Girls.

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The Precedent Of Recalling Judge Persky

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Santa Clara County voted to recall a judge this week. But public defender Rachel Marshall is concerned about the implications of this recall for her clients, as she tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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A Horse Named Justify

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:10am

Justify is the horse to watch at Saturday's Belmont Stakes. If Justify wins, it would cap a remarkable run and rare Triple Crown victory following wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

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