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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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Guatemala Signed Trump's Deal To Limit Asylum Seekers. Can The Country Fulfill It?

Sat, 07/27/2019 - 8:00am

President Trump convinced Guatemala to agree to keep asylum seekers from other countries rather than let them travel north. But it's unclear whether Guatemala can fulfill the deal.

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Top Intelligence Boss Creates A New Role: The Election Threats Executive

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 1:23pm

The nation's intelligence agencies have designated one person to be in charge of coordinating the government's efforts to identify threats to U.S. elections.

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Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:36am

"With stone carving, we give life to an edifice and perpetuate history. We're also creating a link with the past and transmitting values that are important to conserve in society," one student says.

(Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)

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On Apollo 11 Anniversary, A Former Crew Member Reflects On The Lunar Trip

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

Humans first landed on the moon 50 years ago on July 20. Former astronaut Michael Collins was a member of the historic mission.

(Image credit: Space Frontiers/Getty Images)

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Sports Roundup: Previewing Sunday's Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the 2019 baseball season so far and about Mariano Rivera, baseball's first unanimous Hall of Famer.

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Russians Demonstrate Against Putin Over Health Care, Controversial Projects

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

Vladimir Putin won re-election to a fourth term as president in a landslide last year. Now, protests are breaking out around the country as dissatisfaction with the government grows.

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An NPR Listener Shares His Signature Song

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

For Chris Bubenik of Asheville, N.C., Lisa Loeb's "Stay (I Missed You)" is an "amazing opus about finding yourself."

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Girl Security Brings War Games To A Younger Generation

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

A unique gaming exercise allows girls to be generals for a day as part of an effort to boost women's participation in national security.

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Trump's Remarks Against Congresswomen Are Not The Only Example Of The 'Go Back' Taunt

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

Immigrants, the children of immigrants and other people of color or those with minority backgrounds are often told to "go back" home. They share their stories.

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A Spotlight On Iran's Relationship With U.S., U.K.

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Jackie Northam provides the latest update on the situation with Iran as tensions escalate with the United States and the United Kingdom.

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What Could Come At The Mueller Hearings

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, member of the House Intelligence Committee, about the scheduled hearings with special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Jellicle Songs For Jellicle Cats, And A Trailer For The Internet To Talk About

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

People on social media are mesmerized by the preview for the movie that is based on the Broadway musical. And they just kept watching it again and again.

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Once A Juggernaut, WWE Sees Its Ratings Tank

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

Fans of World Wrestling Entertainment say the story plots and matches are boring. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Forbes sportswriter Alfred Konuwa about the drop in viewership.

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California Condors Reach A Milestone Moment

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tim Hauck of The Peregrine Fund about the hatching of the 1,000th California condor since the late 1980s, when conservation efforts began.

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Beyond 'Good' Vs. 'Bad' Touch: 4 Lessons To Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

Twenty states now require sexual abuse prevention education as early as preschool. Educators say it's up to adults to know the signs and symptoms of abuse — and teach behaviors that could prevent it.

(Image credit: Trina Dalziel/Getty Images/Ikon Images)

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

In defending the president's racist tweets, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy declared, "We are the party of Lincoln." NPR's Scott Simon contends President Lincoln would object.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

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The Week In Politics: Trump's Remarks Attacking 4 Congresswomen

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

President Trump's Sunday tweets, his doubling down and then his attempt to distance himself dominated the political news cycle.

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Man, It's A Hot One. Here Are Some Ideas For Staying Distracted From The Heat

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

When it's super hot, sometimes cold thoughts is all you've got. Three NPR colleagues offer suggestions on what to watch, hear and read to get in a chilled state of mind.

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How Constantly Changing Immigration Policies Affect Migrants Already In Danger

Sat, 07/20/2019 - 8:00am

The Trump administration issued a new rule requiring migrants to seek protection in another country they travel through before asking for asylum in the U.S.

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The Latest On Barry From Louisiana

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:33pm

Tropical Storm Barry approached hurricane strength on Saturday as it moved toward New Orleans.

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