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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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Turkey's Crackdown On Suspected Opponents Continues 2 Years After Attempted Coup

4 hours 30 min ago

Two years after a military uprising attempted to topple Turkey's leader from power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consolidated more power than ever.

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Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

4 hours 47 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.

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A Road Trip In 'America For Beginners'

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Leah Franqui about her new book, America for Beginners.

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Saturday Sports: NFL Anthem Protest Policy Update

5 hours 8 min ago

The NFL is struggling to handle players who want to protest during the national anthem and Ohio State is facing a sexual abuse scandal. We hear about those stories and more sports news.

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Grappling With Native American Homelessness

5 hours 8 min ago

Native Americans make up an outsized percentage of the homeless in places like New Mexico.

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The Current State Of ISIS

5 hours 8 min ago

ISIS appears to reforming in areas of northern Iraq and has launched attacks in Afghanistan. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War.

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Bernie Sanders On U.S. Foreign Policy

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon asks Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, a critic of U.S. involvement overseas, about President Trump's "America First" foreign policy and about Russian interference in U.S. elections.

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Reports: Cohen Taped Conversation With Trump About Paying McDougal

5 hours 8 min ago

Former federal prosecutor Nick Akerman speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about reports that Trump aide Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump.

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Attorney Robert Driscoll Defends Client Maria Butina

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Robert Driscoll, attorney for accused Russian spy Maria Butina.

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Finding Happiness In 'Far From The Tree'

5 hours 8 min ago

Andrew Solomon and Loini Vivao join NPR's Scott Simon to talk about Far from the Tree, the documentary based on Solomon's book of the same name, and the most important key to happiness: love.

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Illinoisans Working To Reduce Number Of Female Inmates

5 hours 8 min ago

A new group in Illinois is hoping to reduce the number of women in prison. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to one of the group's members, state Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke.

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Brexit, The Netherlands And Trade

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Pieter Omtzigt, Brexit rapporteur for the Dutch parliament, about Dutch plans if Britain leaves the EU with little preparation.

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Looking At Russian Social Media Influence

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon asks Alexander Malkevich of the website USA Really and The Daily Beast's Lachlan Markay about Russian social media efforts in the U.S.

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Week In Politics

5 hours 8 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon asks Margaret Talev, Bloomberg senior White House correspondent, about this week's political news.

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The Week In Quotes

5 hours 8 min ago

It was a busy week full of confusion and clarifications — and more confusion. We go back through some of the week's presidential comments.

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A Surge In Meth Use In Colorado Complicates Opioid Recovery

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:25am

Last year, 280 Coloradans who died of a drug overdose had methamphetamine in the mix. That's up sharply from 2016 and more than five times the number in 2012.

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Government Charges 12 Russian Officers With Election Attack

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:22am

The Justice Department has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with conspiring against the U.S. by hacking in order to interfere with the 2016 election.

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Russia — And Grandma — Defy Expectations In 'A Terrible Country'

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:22am

When Andrei Kaplan returns to Moscow to care for his grandmother, he hopes to write an article based on her Soviet-era stories. But things don't go according to plan in this new novel by Keith Gessen.

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Afghan Saffron Coming To U.S. Stores

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:22am

NPR's Renee Montagne asks Keith Alaniz and Emily Miller about the spice company they founded with a group of veterans who served in Afghanistan.

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Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, World Cup

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:22am

Serena Williams is at Wimbledon today. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about that and the World Cup.

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