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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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Tourism Season Begins In Puerto Rico

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Puerto Rico is officially declaring itself open for tourism, three months after Hurricane Maria. The island needs the tourism dollars, but some visitors worry about vacationing amid the destruction.

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Saturday Sports: Expect More Politics In The New Year

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Politics is expected to dominate sports in the new year much as it did in 2017, from the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl to the Olympics and World Cup.

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2017 Was The Year Of Extreme Weather

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

This year will go down in history for its extreme weather. Researchers have now definitively attributed three major extreme weather events to climate change.

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U.S. Raid Killed Yemeni Civilians, Villagers Say

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Yemeni civilians say they were the victims of a U.S. special forces raid that was aimed at al-Qaida militants. The U.S. military says their stories will prompt a reassessment of the strike.

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Russian Opposition Leader Barred From Running For President

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Veteran Moscow reporter Shaun Walker of The Guardian talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer and assesses the threat posed by opposition activist Alexei Navalny to Vladimir Putin.

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Movies You Missed: 'An Affair To Remember'

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

We look at the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember.

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Books To Look Forward To In 2018

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Weekend Edition recommends new titles coming out in 2018 — about women and by women. They provide escape from reality into the worlds of myth and science fiction.

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Home, Home On The (Shooting) Range

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

For comic book fans, there's Comic-Con. For would-be knights there's the Renaissance Festival. Now, we hear about cowboy wannabes acting out their six-shooter fantasies.

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Meghan Markle's Royal Hat Debut

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee, took a step toward acceptance in the royal clan by donning a hat. NPR's Linda Wertheimer considers her fashion statement.

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China's Crackdown On Polluters

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

You've seen the pictures of smog-filled skies over Chinese cities, pedestrians venturing out only in gas masks. But 2017 was the year China finally began to crack down on big polluters.

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Board Games To Fight Bias

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Can a game help reduce a person's racial and ethnic biases? One researcher says yes. But how long the effect will last is an open question.

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This Year's Flu And The Benefits Of Vaccination

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 8:02am

Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer why he advocates getting the flu vaccine even if it's not effective against a current strain.

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Calif. Fire Victims Put Up Christmas Trees Where Homes Once Stood

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:35am

Fire victims are putting up Christmas trees in lots where their homes used to be in Santa Rosa, Calif. The working-class neighborhood was razed by the Wine Country fires earlier this year.

(Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

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2017 Sports: Patriots Comeback, Warriors-Cavs, Best Sister Act

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

The year in sports had as much drama off the field as on it. Howard Bryant of ESPN relives the highs and lows of 2017 with NPR's Scott Simon.

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A Status Report On The Civil War In Syria

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about the future of Syria and President Bashar Assad as the civil war there shows no sign of ending.

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Movies You Missed: 'Die Hard'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

We conclude this season of Movies You Missed, holiday edition, with a Christmas classic: Die Hard. NPR's Scott Simon talks to friends Kelly Wilson and Laura Mullaney.

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Earmarks And Pork-Belly Spending, Long The Bane Of Congress

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who says earmarks and pork-belly spending are alive and well in the newly passed tax bill.

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Why The War In Yemen Receives Short Shrift In The News

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

It's been nearly impossible for Western journalists to report in Yemen, but the humanitarian crisis and controversial U.S. support for the Saudi-led air campaign were two urgent issues of 2017.

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Is Putin Handling Trump The Way A KGB Officer Handles An Asset?

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

As Robert Mueller's Russia investigation proceeds, NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran Moscow correspondent Luke Harding how Vladimir Putin manages his relationship with President Trump.

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The Foster Care System Is Flooded With Children Of The Opioid Epidemic

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 8:11am

Judge Marilyn Moores presides over the Indianapolis juvenile court. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that the influx of children into the foster care system because of the opioid crisis is overwhelming.

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