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

Protesters demonstrate against Foxconn, which manufactures Apple products in China, outside an Apple retail outlet in Hong Kong. Antony Dickson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Other People's Atrocities: None Of Our Business?

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John Glenn, A Hero Well Before Orbiting Earth

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Ralph Nader's $2,680 Airplane Aisle Seat

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Trainers help Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy after he took a hit during a game in December. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, 23 of 44 NFL players said they would try to hide a brain injury rather than leave a game. Don Wright/AP hide caption

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Wait A Second, And What Else To Do With It

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Zambia's tourism minister Given Lubinda bungee-jumped off of a bridge at Victoria Falls to invite tourists back. ITN News via YouTube hide caption

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Zambian Official Jumps Off Bridge For His Country

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Participants recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the Hillsborough County Republican Gala Friday in Nashua, New Hampshire. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A Primary Role: Small States Earn Those Big Stakes

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Controversial writer Christopher Hitchens died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Christian Witkin hide caption

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Christopher Hitchens' Legacy Of Defying Labels

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Laura Nyro performs at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Laura Nyro's Lasting, Eclectic Musical Legacy

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What Black Friday Crowds Are Really Shopping For

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President Obama salutes service members from both sides of the Atlantic as he walks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the G-20 summit in Cannes, France, last week. Markus Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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America's Stake In A United Europe

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy reportedly made a comment that German Chancellor Angela Merkel ate a "second helping of cheese," even though she says she's on a diet.

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Pass The Cheese, Hold The Leader Appearance Jokes

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Siri's answer to the meaning of life is actually kind of impressive.

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It's A Girl! The New iPhone Speaks

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