Simon Says Simon Says NPR's Scott Simon Shares His Take On Events 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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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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