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

The Pew Internet and American Life Project survey also found 23 percent of online daters found a spouse or long-term partner that way. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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An Ohio judge ruled that Donald Miller is legally dead — despite the fact that he is very much alive. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The government shutdown began Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ernest Hemingway, shown here in 1939. AP hide caption

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As NPR's Scott Simon observes, a lot of tattoo parlors' business comes from walk-in clients "who want to leave with a dragon on their shoulder." That's the case whether the tattoo shop is in Washington, D.C., or — as in this image — in Sao Paulo. Micael Tattoo Faccio/Flickr hide caption

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Leo del Aguila (from left), Vesa Gashi, Scott Simon, Erblin Mehmetaj and Shawn Fox in 1999 in a housing complex in Pristina. Del Aguila, Simon and Fox were covering the Kosovo conflict for NPR; the children lived in the war-stricken area. Courtesy of Erblin Mehmetaj hide caption

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Many of Elmore Leonard's stories have been adapted for the screen, from the movie Get Shorty to the TV show, Justified. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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If the 325 lines from Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy become accepted as William Shakespeare's work, it will be the first time new work has been added to Shakespeare's canon since Edward III was acknowledged as his in the 1990s. Library of Congress hide caption

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Reporters swarm around former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer as he attempts to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Nayder, host of the The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon, left, remembers his good friend. Courtesy Scott Simon hide caption

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