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Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

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

Weekend Edition Sunday includes the popular Puzzler segment with Will Shorts.  The program is hosted by Rachel Martin.

Author Meng Jin On 'Little Gods'

Jan 11, 2020

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Finally, it's time for sports.

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T.S. Eliot's Love Letters Unsealed

Jan 4, 2020

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It's time now for sports.

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Iraqi Protester On Iran-U.S. Tensions

Jan 4, 2020

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Iraq's Position Between The U.S. And Iran

Jan 4, 2020

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Global and regional powers are on edge as a conflict between Iran and the United States boils over. The U.S. assassination of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani took place on Iraqi soil, a nation where the U.S. and Iran's escalating battle is playing out.

Ofra Bloch On 'Afterward'

Jan 4, 2020

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In her new documentary, "Afterword," Ofra Bloch chose to examine what had always been a given in her home growing up. As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and an Israeli Jew, she was taught Germans were bad. So she decided to examine that belief.

Don Imus Dies At 79

Dec 28, 2019

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Longtime radio show host Don Imus died yesterday. He was 79 years old. According to a statement from his family, he'd been in the hospital since Christmas Eve, though no cause of death was given. Imus was equal parts influential and controversial.

Lost In 2019: Cody The Black Lab

Dec 28, 2019

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This weekend, we're remembering loved ones who passed away in 2019 who lived exceptional lives out of the spotlight.

JODI FREEDMAN: He was kind of unbridled. He just wanted to go and run and play. And I was so happy to do that. I'm kind of a big, sloppy dog myself.

The 2010s: The Influence Of The Kardashians

Dec 28, 2019

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We're ending a celebrity decade. From "Real Housewives" to viral moments to electing a celebrity president, the 2010s have been propelled by reality-star power. And no one exemplifies that more than Kim, Kourtney, Kylie, Khloe, Kendall and Kris.

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Minnesota County Votes Yes To More Refugees

Dec 21, 2019

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Former Google Engineer On Her Firing

Dec 21, 2019

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Kathryn Spiers worked as an internal security engineer at Google for two years. Part of her job was to write browser notifications that notify co-workers of employee guidelines and company policies, like not uploading proprietary documents while they surf the web.

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