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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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Kenyan Authorities Indefinitely Delay Voting In Some Opposition Counties

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Kenyan electoral authorities have indefinitely delayed voting in some counties after clashes. The situation is particularly tense in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu.

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What To Do When There's A 450-Pound Seal On The Airport Runway

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

In Utqiagvik, Alaska, workers had to think of different ways to removeg a 450-pound bearded seal off an airport runway.

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Hits California

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Nick Yphantides, chief medical officer of San Diego County, about a Hepatitis A outbreak in California. The virus killed 19 people and hit the homeless especially hard.

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'The King Is Always Above The People' In More Lands Than One

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Daniel Alarcón's new collection of short stories follows a young man living in a capital post-revolution and includes an Abraham Lincoln love story, set in modern-day Chicago.

(Image credit: Christina Ascani/NPR)

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'We Just Get Out Of Each Others' Faces': The Lemon Twigs On Being Brothers In A Band

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Brothers Michael and Brian D'Addario are just 18 and 20 years old, but their retro, lush sound goes back decades. Their music has echoes of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bowie and more.

(Image credit: Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist)

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In 'Thank You For Your Service,' The Fight Begins After Iraq

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

Based on a book by journalist David Finkel, the new film examines the challenges of three young men who return from military combat to their families and a crumbling VA.

(Image credit: Francois Duhamel/DreamWorks Pictures)

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Assessing The Damage To Puerto Rico's Rain Forest

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

The trees in the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico were raked bare by Hurricane Maria. Grizelle Gonzalez from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry talks with NPR's Melissa Block.

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Hindu Nationalists Stir Up Controversy Over Taj Mahal

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, is at the center of a bitter controversy stirred up by Hindu nationalists who say the Muslim emperor who built India's iconic monument was a "traitor."

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Trump Administration Orders New Vetting For Refugees

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:09am

The Trump administration has ordered new rules for vetting refugees. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Scott Arbeiter, president of the aid organization World Relief.

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A Portland Video Store Goes Nonprofit To Save Itself

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:29am

Video stores are going nonprofit to survive as community archives, and the latest shop to try it is in Portland, Oregon.

(Image credit: Aaron Scott/OPB)

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Close Encounters With Congress?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:20am

A congressional candidate in Florida has said that she was taken aboard a spaceship when she was seven years old. She does not mean at Disney World.

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Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

The fantasy world of the author's His Dark Materials series is back in The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first entry in a new trilogy.

(Image credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images)

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In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Actor and one-time volunteer fireman Josh Brolin explains his role in a new movie portraying the Granite Mountain Hotshots of Prescott, Ariz.

(Image credit: Richard Foreman/Courtesy of Sony Pictures)

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500 Years Since 95 Theses, Martin Luther's Legacy Divides Some Of His Descendants

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Five centuries ago, Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation. The anniversary prompted a recent meeting of his descendants to discuss the legacy Luther left when he nailed his theses on a church door.

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Photographer Documenting Rohingya Crisis Describes The Images That Stayed With Him

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

British photographer and writer Tommy Trenchard covered the Rohingya refugee crisis as people flooded into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

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Spain Moves To Crush Catalonia's Autonomy Bid

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

The Spanish cabinet meets today to start the process of imposing direct control over Catalonia. The move comes after Catalonia voted for independence earlier this month.

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The Week In Sports: World Series Time, Sled Dog Doping

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

The Fall Classic is close. Scott Simon and ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant discuss who's in and who's out of the World Series, Dusty Baker's ouster from the Washington Nationals and a doping scandal in the Iditarod.

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In Virginia, Signs The Democratic Party Is Still Struggling To Reach Rural Voters

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

After last year's election losses, many Democrats said they needed to do a better job connecting with rural voters. But the Virginia governor's race suggests the party is still struggling.

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U.S. Troops On North-South Korea Border Gear Up Amid War Threat

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Increasing tensions between the Washington and Pyongyang feel different from the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Col. John Mountford discusses life in the artillery brigade at Camp Casey.

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Tillerson Off To Middle East And South Asia For A Round Of Diplomatic Tests

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:12am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a tough trip ahead. He's trying to heal a rift between key Arab allies, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and later in the week will head to South Asia to expand relations with India.

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