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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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A Father's Cruel Mission To Create 'The Only Girl In The World'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Maude Julien's new memoir chronicles her extraordinary — and awful — childhood with fanatical parents determined to turn her into the ultimate survivor through deprivation, violence and endless tests.

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In A New Novel, The 'Lost Prayers' Of A Gay Teen Bullied To Death

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

James Han Mattson's debut book, inspired by the real-life suicide of an outed young man, treats the Internet as both lifeline and paper trail of a tormented, small-town adolescence.

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Crowdfunding For French Castles

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

You too can own a French chateau, in part, anyway. Romain Delaume, CEO of Dartagnans, tells NPR's Scott Simon about a crowdfunding effort underway to preserve La Mothe-Chandeniers.

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Movies You Missed: 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

For the latest installment of our Movies You Missed series, two first-time viewers of It's a Wonderful Life admit wondering for a long time why it's regarded as a Christmas movie.

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Remembering John B. Anderson

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Rep. John B. Anderson, Illinois congressman, died Sunday at the age of 95. The Midwest Republican disliked big government and supported the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Opening The Hottest Fake Restaurant In Town

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

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Saturday Sports: Larry Nassar, Winter Olympics

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the former doctor with the USA Gymnastics program sentenced for child pornography and Russia's Olympics ban.

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Gaming The Tax Code

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Experts predict the new rules in the proposed tax overhaul will lead to many complexities in the tax code. And that likely means new opportunities for tax lawyers to find ways to game the system.

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Trump Rallies For Roy Moore Ahead Of Tuesday's Election

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

John Archibald from The Birmingham News and al.com joins NPR's Scott Simon to preview Tuesday's special election in Alabama.

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California Fires Update

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Wildfires that are burning in across Southern California have killed at least one person.

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How The Democrats And Republican Are Responding To Sexual Misconduct

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with political analysts Karine Jean-Pierre and Mary Kate Cary about the political parties' reactions to the national conversation about sexual harassment.

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A Republican Donor On The State Of The GOP

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Dan Eberhart is CEO of energy company Canary LLC and is a significant Republican donor. He joins NPR's Scott Simon for an update on how the party is doing under Trump.

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How Women From The U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Genital Mutilation

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Young women from the U.S. are at increasing risk of a dangerous ritual known as female genital mutilation. Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign about "vacation cutting."

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What's Behind Bitcoin's All-Time High Value

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

The value of digital currency bitcoin has skyrocketed. But what is bitcoin and is it just a bubble? Timothy Lee of Ars Technica explains to NPR's Scott Simon.

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How The GOP Tax Bill Would Affect Community Colleges

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

The tax overhaul making its way though Congress includes some provisions that worry Jose Adames, president of El Centro College, a community college in Dallas. NPR's Scott Simon asks him why.

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Clashes, Airstrikes Follow Jerusalem Policy Change

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

We have the latest from Jerusalem following the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.

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Week In Politics: Resignations, Tax Bill, Roy Moore

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

From congressmen announcing their resignations to the federal government averting shutdown, the week in politics has felt more like months.

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How A Fake Restaurant Became London's Top Spot On TripAdvisor

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:56am

Vice U.K. writer Oobah Butler created a fake restaurant that became the hottest eatery in London on TripAdvisor. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about how he executed his prank.

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Debut Author Channeled Her 'Darker Bits' Into A Man Booker Shortlist Novel

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:43am

Fiona Mozley's book Elmet explores masculinity in both male and female characters. "When we sort of see a woman possessing unexpected or fantastical physical strength it's questioned more," she says.

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Movies You Missed: 'Elf'

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:43am

The movie Elf is an exuberant holiday tale about acceptance. NPR's Scott Simon asks Tom Lovett, who has watched the movie for the first time, about its status as a Christmas classic.

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