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

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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Protesters shout anti-Nazi chants after chasing alt-right blogger Jason Kessler from a news conference on Aug. 13 in Charlottesville. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Explaining, Again, The Nazis' True Evil

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Fallout shelter signs, like this one, still hang on buildings around the U.S. Travis S./Flickr hide caption

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As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

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A World Series Ring For Steven Bartman

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A Knightscope K5 security robot roamed the Prudential Center in Boston in May. Will it be the next robot to question its existence? Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

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I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

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A man mourns late Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Remembering Liu Xiaobo, Who Fought For Human Rights In China

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