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

One of Chicago's last housing project high-rises awaits demolition last month. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Nearly a week after escaping from its cage, the Bronx Zoo's Egyptian Cobra was found coiled in a dark Reptile House corner. Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society Via AP hide caption

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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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