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NPR's Scott Simon Shares His Take On Events Large And Small

Narbonne takes on View Parkin in the L.A. City Section Girls Basketball Open Division Quarterfinal in Los Angeles, CA. Thomas R. Cordova/Courtesy of Daily Breeze hide caption

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In a statement, Carnegie Mellon apologized for the "miscommunication" with applicants. Ken Andreyo/AP Photo/Carnegie Mellon hide caption

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People look at a portrait of Oscar Romero at the cathedral of San Salvador, where as archbishop he resisted a brutal regime. He was murdered and the Vatican has declared him a martyr. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, right, told NPR's Scott Simon, left, in 2014 that he had a lot of fun winning games, but the main thing in his life was "making friends." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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A man holds a pencil in the air during a minute of silence in Paris on Thursday for the cartoonists and other victims of gunmen on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Matthieu Alexandre /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1959, Fidel Castro imposed a law forbidding the import of foreign cars, so many Cubans drive and maintain older models. Kate Skogen/JetKat Photo hide caption

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In 2012, Kirk Douglas attended the last 70mm film screening of 1960's Spartacus, which he starred in. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Onlookers take cell phone pictures of stranded window washers hanging from scaffolding on the side of One World Trade Center. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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