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

Activist artist Ai Weiwei speaks to journalists gathered outside his home in Beijing, China, Thursday. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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A Chinese Dissident Is Freed, But He's Still Not Free

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Vegan Pad Thai Serves As Red Meat In Food Fight

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In Memory Of MaSisulu, The Rock Of South Africa

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Thomas Jefferson And The Cha Cha Slide

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The Case Against Mladic: Chocolates And Mass Graves

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Pomp And Circumstance And Tried-But-True Clichés

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Inspiration In 140 Characters, Long Before Twitter

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Osama Bin Laden Joins His Own Legacy Of Death

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Photographers' Focus Was On Other Side Of Lens

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Top Tips For Six-Pack Abs? Cast Your Vote.

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

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No Lesson Learned For Witness To Brother's Murder

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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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The Cobra That Boggled New York's State Of Mind

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Elizabeth Taylor: Front-Page News To The Last

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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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A Tale Of Two Dogs Is Testament To Japan's Humanity

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Westboro Case Strengthens Free Speech Rights For All

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