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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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As More States Legalize Marijuana Use, NFL Wrestles With Whether They Should Too

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

As more states legalize marijuana, there are growing calls from professional football players to let them use pot to manage and alleviate their pain.

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New Court Documents Reveal OxyContin Manufacturer's Marketing Tactics

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Court documents released show that Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, sought to push doctors to prescribe the painkiller even though the company knew it was addictive and dangerous.

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How Beirut's Zach Condon Escapes To Find His Focus

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Indie folk band Beirut is out with its latest album, Gallipoli. The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration

(Image credit: Olga Baczynska/Courtesy of the artist)

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'High Flying Bird': In An NBA Lockout, An Agent Shoots His Shot

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

Actor André Holland imagined professional basketball if athletes had real agency. So he teamed up with director Steven Soderburgh for a movie which imagines what that might look like.

(Image credit: Peter Andrews/Netflix)

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Winter Joy: Breaking Trail In 15 Degrees

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

NCPR reporters Brian Mann and Emily Russell trekked through the snow to the peak of Mount Adams. Their journey to the top is one for the books.

(Image credit: Brian Mann/NCPR)

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Your Mailbox Could Be Opened Up To Private Carriers

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

By law, only you and the Postal Service are allowed to put things in your mailbox. But what if companies like FedEx and UPS could do it too? That could happen under a Trump administration proposal.

(Image credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Meet The Chicago Woman Who Rented Hotel Rooms For The Homeless During Frigid Polar Vortex

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

In a week of record cold, Chicago resident Candice Payne rented hotel rooms for strangers living outside. Then the donations started pouring in. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the good Samaritan.

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Week In Politics: More Democratic Candidates Launch 2020 Presidential Campaigns

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The government is back in business – for now. Also, more Democratic candidates announced they are running for the highest office in the land.

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U.S. Abandons Landmark Reagan-Era Arms Control Treaty

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:06am

The U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia has violated its terms. Its demise could renew the kind of arms race Reagan and Gorbachev tried to end.

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A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found In Jawless, Backless Hagfish

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime, prompted by a new fossil discovery.

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LA Rams And New England Patriots Face Off For Super Bowl LIII

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Australian Open and the upcoming Super Bowl match between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.

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No Sign Of New U.S. Program Aimed To Keep Asylum Seekers In Mexico

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

According to the Department of Homeland Security, asylum seekers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego were supposed to return to Mexico on Friday. But when the day came, nothing happened.

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Shares His Perspective On The Shutdown

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

NPR's Scott Simon asks former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff if domestic security operations were damaged by the partial government shutdown.

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Longtime Trump Ally Roger Stone Indicted On 7 Counts In Mueller Investigation

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

Roger Stone, who worked on the Trump presidential campaign, has been indicted by the special counsel on charges that include making false charges to Congress and witness tampering.

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'We've Missed Out On So Much': Furloughed Workers Respond To Trump's Shutdown Announcement

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

Federal employees are going back to work after 35 days of unpaid furlough. They're ready to get back to work but feel bruised by the budget impasse between the White House and Congress.

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Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro Reacts To The Temporary Shutdown Deal

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas about Friday's deal to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.

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Rohingya Refugees Create Music To Memorialize Culture For Future Generations

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

Years before Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingyas, authorities were trying to silence them. Refugees in southern Bangladesh's sprawling camps are now making music to commemorate their culture.

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3-Week Funding Bill Gives One Maryland County's Federal Workers Little Reason For Optimism

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

Officials in Howard County, Md., are offering food help to federal workers. It's one of the wealthiest counties in the country, but an estimated 10 percent of households were affected by the shutdown.

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Hispanic-Owned Beer Company Brews Resistance To Trump Presidency

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

A onetime supplier to Donald Trump's Chicago tower is now distributing "resistance beer" to support causes the brewer feels have been harmed by the administration's actions.

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Hungary To Decide Fate Of Man Behind Football Leaks

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:35am

NPR's Scott Simon asks Tariq Panja, reporter for The New York Times, about Rui Pinto. Pinto is accused of exposing damaging information about professional soccer teams.

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