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

What if we're all from Mars? AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Many of Elmore Leonard's stories have been adapted for the screen, from the movie Get Shorty to the TV show, Justified. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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If the 325 lines from Thomas Kyd's play The Spanish Tragedy become accepted as William Shakespeare's work, it will be the first time new work has been added to Shakespeare's canon since Edward III was acknowledged as his in the 1990s. Library of Congress hide caption

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Reporters swarm around former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer as he attempts to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Nayder, host of the The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon, left, remembers his good friend. Courtesy Scott Simon hide caption

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James Gandolfini played Tony Soprano in the hit TV series The Sopranos. Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest in Italy this week at age 51. Barry Wetcher/HBO hide caption

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Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon says he now realizes ATM machines represented the dawn of the digital age. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses American paratroopers in England on the evening of June 5, 1944, as they prepare for the Battle of Normandy. Library of Congress hide caption

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Student newspapers may be the latest victims of social media. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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With a city still in shambles from a deadly tornado, high school students in Moore, Okla., are graduating Saturday. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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After a half-year mission at the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lands in central Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Sergei Remezov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mothers somehow know when we've been bad, but when times are tough, they also have our back. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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