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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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'It's Up To All Of Us': Parents Of Young Gymnasts Respond To Nassar Abuse Scandal

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 8:21am

At Silver Stars Gymnastics in Silver Spring, Md., parents say they won't let the stories of sexual abuse by a prominent doctor ruin the sport for their kids.

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Yellowstone Bison Release Launches Criminal Investigation

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 8:21am

Fear of disease has kept dozens of bison penned in Yellowstone National Park, until they were discovered to have been released through a cut fence.

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Immigration Deal Remains Sticking Point In Negotiations To Reopen Government

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:41pm

Congress is in session, hours after government funding lapsed and a partial shutdown was triggered. An unreachable compromise on immigration continues to be the main hurdle as talks resume.

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Democrats Doubt Shutdown Chaos Will Hurt Them In Midterm Elections

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:30pm

The Democrats are betting that voters will blame President Trump for the government shutdown. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Democratic pollster Geoff Garin about his party's strategy.

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The Shutdown And National Parks

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

The government shutdown will affect some historic sites. We have an update on what will close and what should be open.

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Saturday Sports: Gymnasts Testify On Larry Nassar's Abuse

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN journalist Howard Bryant about the emotional testimonies against the former doctor of the USA Gymnastics team. How did the abuse remain hidden for decades?

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The Trump Supporter And The Trump Protester On Their Friendship

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Last year, Albert Kiecke came to D.C. to celebrate President Trump's inauguration. His friend Becky Dinsmore came to protest. NPR's Scott Simon talks with them about their friendship and politics.

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New York City Prepares For Women's March

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Demonstrators are marking the first anniversary of the Women's March this weekend. Marchers are gathering in New York City.

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Who Stops Working When The Government Shuts Down

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

What does the federal government shutdown mean for Americans? The mail will still be delivered but some national attractions could be impacted.

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Blame Game Begins Over Shutdown

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

We talk about what preceded the decision to shut down the government and what happens next.

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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen On Shutdown

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other for the government shutdown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland.

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Musician MILCK On The Women's March

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

When singer-songwriter MILCK performed at the Women's March last year, her song, "Quiet," went viral. Some called it the anthem of a new movement. She talks about her new EP, This Is Not The End.

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How Dangerous Is Misinformation On Facebook?

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Roger McNamee, a former mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook. He believes the company threatens democracy because it has helped spread fake news.

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California Mudslide Cleanup Presents New Problems

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Cleanup continues in Montecito, Calif., but it's not easy. An emergency order will let Santa Barbara County deposit some of the mud onto local beaches — even as they warn people to stay away.

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Deported To A Country He's Never Known

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Jose Mares came to the United States from Mexico when he was 8 years old. Last year, he was deported. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Mares about what it's like to be sent back to a country he barely knew.

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Out Of Prison, Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship Running For Senator

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

Now out of prison, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship says he's running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. At a town hall this week, West Virginians didn't appear to hold it against him.

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National Politics Plays A Role In South Carolina Election

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

In South Carolina, a former Trump campaign staffer won a seat in the statehouse this week. Nancy Mace is also the first woman to graduate from what was once an all-male military school.

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Democrat Wins Wisconsin State Senate Race In Trump Country

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

This week voters in Wisconsin elected a Democrat to the statehouse in a special election upset. Gov. Scott Walker called it "a wake up call for Republicans."

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Trump Speaks To Abortion-Rights Opponents At 'March For Life'

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:58am

After a history of supporting abortion rights, President Trump has become an unlikely champion of the anti-abortion-rights movement.

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Sports Announcer Keith Jackson Dies At 89

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 5:11pm

Sports announcer Keith Jackson, most famous for calling college football games, has died at the age of 89.

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