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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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Week In Politics: EPA, Supreme Court, Trade

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

We recap the week in politics, including President Trump's Supreme Court nomination, Scott Pruitt's resignation and the economy.

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Pro Athlete To Nun

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

Ten years ago, Sister Rita Clare Yoches was playing professional football for the Detroit Demolition. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with her about her journey from pro athlete to nun.

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Tour De France Kicks Off

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

The Tour de France begins Saturday. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Wall Street Journal sports columnist and self-professed cycling fanatic Jason Gay.

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What The Affirmative Action Guidelines Change Means

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

The Trump administration has revoked Obama-era affirmative action guidelines. Jon Boeckenstedt of DePaul University talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the effect on college admissions.

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Air Force Faces Pilot Shortage

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

The Air Force has a severe shortage of pilots, particularly fighter pilots.

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Pompeo Meets With North Koreans Over Nuclear Program

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

The meetings happened amid growing concern North Korea is not taking steps toward denuclearization — and uncertainty as to what each side meant when they committed to it.

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Who's In The Running For Kennedy's Seat

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

David Lat of the website Above the Law joins NPR's Linda Wertheimer to talk about President Trump's shortlist of possible replacements for Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

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Pruitt's Impact On The EPA

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

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Georgetown University law professor William Buzbee about the legacy of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his deregulation efforts.

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Vieques Still Finding Its Footing After Hurricane Destruction

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

The problems facing the mainland in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria didn't skip this remote Puerto Rican island. But tourists still come and houses continue to sell.

(Image credit: Ryan Caron King/Connecticut Public Radio)

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Sat, 06/30/2018 - 3:18pm

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Trump Administration Faces Lawsuit Over Detention Of Migrant Children

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 2:02pm

The 1997 case Flores v. Reno established how long migrant children can be detained. Some of the original counsel of that settlement are suing the Trump administration for violating the agreement.

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Musical 'East Of The River' Examines A Gentrifying Anacostia

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:00am

Set amid a theoretical debate about a potential Whole Foods arriving in the historically underserved Washington, D.C. neighborhood, the musical looks at the good and the bad of gentrification.

(Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)

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Looking At Photographer George Rodriguez

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

Photographer George Rodriguez has chronicled a visual history of Los Angeles over his multidecade career. His work is being celebrated in a new book as well as his first retrospective.

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Ottawa Bird Eggs Get Moved

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

Construction of the Ottawa Bluesfest's main stage was briefly halted by a nest of eggs, tended by a protected bird. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Monika Melichar who relocated the eggs.

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HUD And National Book Foundation Work To Promote Reading In Public Housing

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

The National Book Foundation has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a literacy program aimed at getting books into the hands of kids and adults living in public housing.

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Saturday Sports: LeBron James, Serena Williams

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about this week's sports news.

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The EU, Merkel And Migration

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

EU leaders have agreed on measures to vet migrants and restrict their movements. Will this satisfy Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner and prevent Germany's government from collapsing?

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Capital Gazette Employees Remembered At Vigil

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

In Annapolis, Md., last night, residents held a candlelight vigil to remember the five employees killed at the Capital Gazette newsroom Thursday.

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DOJ Says Government Can Hold Families For Longer Than 20 Days

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

The government says it will hold migrant families longer than 20 days, according to a court filing from the Department of Justice Friday.

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The Week In Washington

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 8:13am

It was another big news week in Washington, with several key Supreme Court decisions and Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

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