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

Firefighters combat a blaze on April 29, after regime helicopters targeted a medical center in an opposition-controlled region of Aleppo, Syria. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cease-Fire In Name Alone

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Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

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Inky the octopus swimming in a tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand, before his escape. The National Aquarium of New Zealand via AP hide caption

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Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

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Merle Haggard, performing at the Ryman Auditorium in 2004 in Nashville, Tenn. Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images hide caption

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Merle Haggard, Country's Outlaw With A Heartfelt Message

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Ben Innes (right) poses for a picture with EgyptAir hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa. Despite not actually being a selfie, it's known as the "hijack selfie." Paul Smith/Screen shot by NPR hide caption

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'Hijack Selfie' Photo Subject Sought Fame In Dangerous Circumstances

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In this May 8, 2005 photo, supporters of the far right party NPD gather at Berlin's Alexanderplatz square. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Refugees Rescue German Politician, But The Rhetoric Stays The Same

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Buttons supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul sit on display during a campaign stop in Atkins, Iowa, when he was still in the 2016 race. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

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Ahead of a press conference with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. Giuseppe Lami/AP hide caption

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What Might Rouhani Have Missed When Rome Boxed Up The Nudes?

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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

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Model Crystal Hefner (L) and Hugh Hefner attend the annual Halloween Party, hosted by Playboy and Hugh Hefner, at the Playboy Mansion on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay/Getty Images hide caption

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Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own

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A trade card from the 1880s depicts a Santa Claus figure in a bird-themed sleigh pulled by reindeer as they are about the land on a rooftop to deliver presents from the huge sack of gifts. Getty Images hide caption

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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages

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Frank Sinatra was known as a member of the "Rat Pack," along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. AP hide caption

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'One More' For Sinatra, Who Took A Stand In Gary, Indiana

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People hold candles during a vigil for shooting victims in San Bernardino, California. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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After Mass Shootings, People Turn To Prayer — And Prayer Shaming

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