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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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Trump Swaps Complete Ban For 'Qualified Ban' On Transgender Military Service

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

President Trump has announced new rules banning certain transgender people from serving in the military. The new policy replaces the administration's earlier ban on transgender troops.

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In Good Facebook News, This Woman Got Her Wallet Back After 50 Years

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

A woman got a message from a stranger who found her wallet — almost 50 years after it was stolen. A construction worker renovating the store where the wallet went missing got in touch via Messenger.

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'Cow Clicker' Developer: Facebook's Response To Complaints Is Too Late

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ian Bogost about data collected from Facebook-connected apps. In 2010, Bogost launched Cow Clicker, a parody game that inadvertently collected a lot of user information.

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Crowds Arrive For 'March For Our Lives' In D.C.

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

They're coming by car, by plane and by bus: Throngs of protesters arrive in Washington for Saturday's "March for Our Lives" rally to end gun violence.

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What's 'Dangerous' About Trump's New National Security Adviser?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 8:23am

Scott Simon asks Matt Purple, managing editor of "The American Conservative," why he calls new national security adviser John Bolton one of the "most dangerous national security operatives" in D.C.

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French Police Officer Who Traded Himself For A Hostage Has Died

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

A gunman took hostages in a supermarket in Southern France yesterday, killing at least two people. In an effort to switch places with a hostage during the standoff, a police officer died a hero.

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New York's Adirondack Park Is 'Bigger And More Protected Than Ever'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

New York's Adirondack Park has some of the biggest wilderness in the eastern U.S. — and it just got bigger. This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo protected another 25,000 acres.

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As U.K. Clamps Down On Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Concerns Span Atlantic

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

As the EU and U.K. prepare to adopt stricter digital privacy rules, officials there are warning the U.S. to beef up its own Internet security regulations.

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'To Us, It's Very Much Racial': Bombings Highlight Austin's '2 Cities'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

Three of the Austin bombings occurred in East Austin, a historically black and Latino part of the city. Susana Almanza, community organizer and lifelong resident, talks gentrification in the area.

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Will Back And Forth Over Tariffs Turn Into A U.S.-China Trade War?

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

President Trump ordered tariffs on China to address complaints that the country forces U.S. businesses to give up industry secrets. Scott Simon talks with Washington Post correspondent David J. Lynch.

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Parkland Student David Hogg On The Gun Control Movement Driven By Teens

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

Protesters descend on Washington for "March for Our Lives," a student-organized rally against gun violence. We talk to David Hogg, a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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How A Famous Fraud Brought A Kind Of Hope In 'I Was Anastasia'

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 7:27am

Ariel Lawhon's new novel is a biography of both Russia's Grand Duchess Anastasia and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be Anastasia after the royal family was executed during the Revolution.

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The U.K., U.S. And Russia's Election

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 2:21am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Moscow bureau chief Andrew Roth about the Russian presidential election and how recent diplomatic blows with the U.K. and the U.S. play into the campaign.

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Russian Trolling Continued After Election

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

U.S. citizens continue to be targeted by Russian operatives online. Ajah Hales was contacted by a Facebook page that promised to promote black-owned businesses like hers. She talks with Scott Simon.

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Slovaks Protest After Journalist's Killing

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

The murder of a a young investigative journalist in Slovakia led to street protests and the collapse of the government. Now protesters want fresh elections to sweep away corruption.

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Saturday Sports: NCAA Shocking Upset

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the latest in college basketball.

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Democrats Strategize For Midterms

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

Conor Lamb, a centrist Democrat, is the apparent victor in this week's Pennsylvania congressional election — a big win for Democrats going into the midterms. But can their strategy survive long term?

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How A Russian Nerve Agent Got To The U.K.

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

How was a nerve agent of a group called Novichok manufactured and sent into the U.K. to poison a former Russian spy? Richard Guthrie, a U.K.-based chemical weapons expert, talks with Scott Simon.

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The Life Of Louise Slaughter

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

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Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 8:13am

If confirmed, Gina Haspel will replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a Haspel critic, former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou.

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