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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 morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor. 

On Saturdays, host Scott Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news.  There are fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics. Simon's interviews with key artists, authors, performers and personalities are always memorable.

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And it's time for sports.

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Emily Nussbaum On The 'Girls' Finale

Apr 15, 2017

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For those of you who are not caught up on "Girls," spoilers ahead. When we last saw the girls of "Girls" on Sunday...

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ZOSIA MAMET: (As Shoshanna Shapiro) We can't hang out together anymore.

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer, and time for sports.

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On a winter night back in the 1980s, Louis Sarno heard strange and beguiling sounds on the radio.

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UNIDENTIFIED SINGERS #1: (Singing in foreign language).

Anita Hill On Workplace Harassment

Apr 8, 2017

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It's time for sports.

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Syria Overshadows Meeting Of Trump And Xi

Apr 8, 2017

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And, boy, do we have a sports story today.

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Meet the star of one of the biggest movies opening this weekend, a cyborg based off a Japanese manga series called "Ghost In The Shell."

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Finding FBI Files Of The Dead

Apr 1, 2017

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We don't know what happens to us when we die, except maybe for one thing we learned this week. If we have an FBI file, it's entered into the public record. Anyone who asks for it can see it. Though, the request can take while.

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UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: The following program was written in 2003 by a 12-year-old girl.

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER: (Singing) "City Girl."

SARAH RAMOS: I'm Sarah Ramos. I am the creator of "City Girl."

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And it's time for sports.

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Ah, time for sports.

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Time for sports.

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At long last, time for sports.

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Time now for Talkin Birds.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: A bird show - I like that. I love birds.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds.

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State Budget Cuts Hit Universities

Feb 25, 2017

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Now it's time for sports.

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