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

A family takes a rest with their dog at a shelter at Minamisanriku town, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan on March 14. Tsuyoshi Matsumoto/The Yomiuri Shimbun, Daisuke Uragami/AP hide caption

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

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

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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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