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

Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

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Mike Nichols was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky. He could barely speak English when he arrived in the U.S. at age 7. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

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Onlookers take cell phone pictures of stranded window washers hanging from scaffolding on the side of One World Trade Center. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

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While an extra hour is a beguiling concept, most of us will just sleep through it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dreaming Up Ways To Use Fall Back's Extra Hour

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Two Lions Of Journalism, Roaring To The Last

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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

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A Stranger On A Train, A Phone Call, A Man's Life Transformed

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The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank regularly makes banned book lists, but not because it details the terror of hiding from Nazi occupiers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

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A Man Who Knew The Value Of The Human Voice

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On packed flights, space is at a premium and tempers sometimes flare. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cruising Attitude: Recliner Rebellion Building In The Sky

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Syria: The Trojan Women inserts current events into an ancient Greek tragedy, performed here in Amman, Jordan, in 2013. Lynn Alleva Lilley/Lynn Alleva Lilley hide caption

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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

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Journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria, November 2012. Nicole Tung/AP hide caption

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The Risks And Rewards Of Reporting In A War Zone

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Actor Robin Williams, when he was Mork, in April 1978. AP hide caption

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Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

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Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (right) listens to debate over the Nixon impeachment proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee in July 1974. AP hide caption

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

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