Simon Says "Weekend Edition Saturday" host Scott Simon shares his perspective on news and events both large and small.

Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel poses with constituents at an "L" station in Chicago Tuesday. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Rahm Emanuel's Rainbow Coalition

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Jeopardy contestants Ken Jennings (left), Brad Rutter and a computer named Watson. Carol Kaelson/AP hide caption

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I'll Take 'New Computer Overlords' For $1,000, Alex

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George Washington: Strong Man, But No Strongman

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In America, Home And Abroad Are One And The Same

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Egypt's Stone Age Response To 21st Century Media

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JFK's Legacy: A Trail Of Dreams, Tears And What Ifs

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Amid Tragedy, Tucson Shows What It's Made Of

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Huck Finn's Inner Conflicts Reflect Our Own

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He Spoke A Few Words, Then Went To His Work

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It's Rude! It's Crude! It's Stupid! Just Sayin'

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Elizabeth Edwards in 2009. She died Tuesday after battling cancer. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Fire And Wisdom Of Elizabeth Edwards

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Chicago Cubs infielder Ron Santo in 1971. He died on Thursday. Robert H. Houston/AP hide caption

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Last Dance For A Symbol Of The Joys Of Baseball

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Gauze in hand, President Barack Obama walks to his car after the game of basketball Friday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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That Fat Lip Might Give Obama Some Street Cred

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Target (right) and Rufus became heroes when they kept a suicide bomber from taking lives in Afghanistan. A third dog, Sasha, was killed in that attack. Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal & Constitution/AP hide caption

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A Tragedy That Shouldn't Happen To A Hero Dog

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San Francisco Orders Up An Angry Meal

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