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In Writing, Nadine Gordimer Explored Why We're All Here

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Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days to his more than 1.2 million Twitter followers. Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

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Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother's Final Moments On Twitter

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Following the Military Voices launch event, NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon hugs Gordon Bolar, General Manager of NPR Member Station WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2007, Bolar's son Matthew was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Mud Is Flying In Illinois Senate Ads

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Scott Simon's Salary and Steak Knives

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