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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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Sessions Fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

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

The attorney general has fired former FBI official Andrew McCabe only hours before he planned to retire with full benefits. Justice cited a "lack of candor," but McCabe says he's a scapegoat.

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Subway Line Could Threaten Sufi Shrine In Pakistan

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

Pakistan's government is building a much-needed 16-mile metro across Lahore to ease traffic. But it passes a little too close for comfort to many of the city's historic buildings.

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Oklahoma Tries A New Execution Method: Nitrogen Gas

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

Oklahoma has switched to nitrogen as its primary execution method. But first, as Fordham University law professor Deborah Denno tells Scott Simon, they must figure out how to use it.

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Oregon Republican Lawmakers Face Gun-Rights Backlash Over New Law

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

Oregon passed the first gun restrictions after the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Lawmakers in Salem said it was a tough vote — and one that has stuck with them.

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Arizona's Special Election

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

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurie Roberts of The Arizona Republic about voting patterns and issues for the upcoming special election in Arizona's 8th district on April 24.

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What To Expect From Pompeo At State

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

Mike Pompeo is moving from the CIA to become secretary of state. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Pompeo's former staffer Jim Richardson about his old boss and how Pompeo may lead the State Department.

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Why Many Russians Support Putin

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

Russia chooses a president on Sunday, but critics say the election has been carefully managed to offer voters little choice other than Vladimir Putin.

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The Week In Politics

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

Andrew McCabe and Rex Tillerson were fired, new sanctions were announced on Russia, and the Russia investigation continued.

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20 Years On, 'The Big Lebowski' Reminds Us To Slow Down, Dude

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:16am

NPR's Don Gonyea declares the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski a cinematic masterpiece in this week's essay. It really ties the whole show together.

(Image credit: Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori via Getty Images)

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One Final Road Trip Takes A 'Census' Of The Hurt In The World

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

Jesse Ball's latest novel pairs a terminally ill man and his adult son, who has Down syndrome, in a mysterious hunt for information. Also, tattoos — they give out a lot of tattoos.

(Image credit: HarperCollins)

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Trump And North Korea

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

President Trump has agreed to direct talks with North Korea. Daniel Russel, a former diplomat who negotiated with North Korea for the Obama administration, talks with NPR's Don Gonyea.

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Novelist Peter Carey Confronts Dark History In 'A Long Way From Home'

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

Carey says that as an Australian writer, he "couldn't not write" about Australia's mistreatment of its Aboriginal people. "This is the fundamental, bloody circumstance of my country," he says.

(Image credit: Michael Lionstar)

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From 'Slingshot' To SXSW: Public Radio Favorites Head To Austin

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

Musicians from NPR's public radio artist incubator series Slingshot are making their way to SXSW this year. Keep an eye out in Austin for these three Slingshot artists.

(Image credit: Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist)

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Saturday Sports: Paralympics, Tiger Woods, March Madness

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

We have an update on the Paralympics now underway in South Korea, plus Tiger Woods and college basketball.

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Paralympians Say Wheelchair Curling Opens Up Possibilities

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

The U.S. Paralympic wheelchair curling team says the sport changed its members lives. Before they left for South Korea, two U.S. team members shared their sport with paralyzed veterans.

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Oklahoma Teachers Consider Strike

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

After West Virginia reached a deal to end a teacher strike, Oklahoma teachers may strike next. NPR's Don Gonyea talks to Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister.

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Putting A Face To Anti-Trump Voters

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol has been studying a grassroots movement that could re-energize Democrats: mostly middle-aged, college-educated white women. She talks with Don Gonyea.

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Illinois Steelworkers React To Tariffs

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

Some steelworkers are rejoicing over the new tariffs on imported steel. We go to Granite City, Ill., where 500 workers who have been laid off for more than two years are going back to work.

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Bored? Try Ax Throwing

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

There is a new sport growing in popularity: ax throwing. Just grab yourself an oversized dart board and hatchet.

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Baltic Countries On Countering Russian Disinformation

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 8:07am

President Trump is hosting the leaders of three Baltic states next month. Latvia's Foreign Minister says the meeting is an important message to Russia.

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