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

Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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Helen Grace James holds images from her time in the Air Force. "The military was something I thought was really important," she told The Washington Post. Legal Aid at Work hide caption

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Kicked Out Of Air Force For Being Gay, Helen Grace James Wins Honorable Discharge

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President Trump talks during a news conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway at the White House Wednesday. In his controversial comments on immigration this week, he said: "We should have more people from Norway." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's Slur Is An Insult To America, Too

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President Trump speaks alongside Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in July. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goodbye To A Commission Established To Solve A Nonexistent Problem

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This week, a former Pentagon official told the media, "My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone" ... and the world kept on turning. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'We May Not Be Alone'

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Dillon Smith gets popcorn for customers in the concession stand at the TK/Starlite Drive-In Theater in Nebraska. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait In Line

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Johnny Hallyday waves to his fans during his album launch celebration in Paris in 2011. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Merci, Johnny: Remembering Rocker Johnny Hallyday, Beloved By France

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In September, President Trump meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who says the group whose videos Trump retweeted this week "seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives that stoke tensions." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Retweeted A Racist Group, But How Did He Find Its Videos?

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Former Bosnian military chief Ratko Mladic appears for the pronouncement of the tribunal's judgment at The Hague on Wednesday. Michel Porro/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sentencing Of A Monster

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President Trump joined Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9 in Beijing. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In China, Trump Helped Basketball Stars But Not Human Rights

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Former President Barack Obama extends his hand as he attends Cook County jury duty at the Daley Center on Wednesday in Chicago. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Even (Former) Presidents Have To Go To Jury Duty

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Flowers are placed on a bike at a memorial on Thursday at the scene of Tuesday's terrorist attack along a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After An Attack, New Yorkers' Brave Act: Keep Going

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The Apollo 11 space module floating above the moon. Next-generation space queries may tend toward the political: Do the extraterrestrial beings have political action committees? Are there extraterrestrial lobbyists? Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Close Encounters With Congress?

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Portrait of American social worker Jane Addams (1860 - 1935), early 1900s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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When A Name Doesn't Quite Fit

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Crosses honor those killed during the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

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Hugh Hefner poses at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2010. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had a hunting video game installed in the agency's cafeteria. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Arcade Hunting: No Tribute To The Great Outdoors

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Jesus Martinez (L) works at his bodega grocery store in the Queens borough of New York City in 2007. Tech entrepreneurs got pushback for calling their startup "Bodega." Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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High-Tech 'Bodega' Falls Short Of The Real Thing

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People crowd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as evacuation is underway on Thursday. Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy

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Andrew White helps a neighbor — and a dog — get to safety after their street was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Scott Olson /Getty Images hide caption

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A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too

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Jerry Lewis jokes with photographers on May 26, 1982, during the 35th International Movie Festival in Cannes. Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Lewis Was Many Things, But He Was Not A Fool

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