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

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What Of London's 'Beautiful Idiots And Brilliant Lunatics,' Post-'Brexit'?

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People show their support for Javier Jorge-Reyes, who died in the attack at Pulse, after it was learned that a hate group was possibly going to disrupt his wake. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Orlando Rises To Meet The Challenges Of An Awful Week

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Donald Trump delivered a speech on April 27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. using a teleprompter, a "pivot" in style, after saying he wouldn't use one. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

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Zoo visitors look at protesters and mourners from a walk bridge during a vigil for the gorilla Harambe outside the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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If Gorilla's Death Moves You, Consider Other Animals' Plights

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Survivors of the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare are seen as they await emergency medical treatment in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945. AP hide caption

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After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

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Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Security Lines Are Interminable, But With Good Reason

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Bison graze in a state park in South Dakota. Amber Hunt/AP hide caption

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The Bison's Back, But What For?

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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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This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a catfish farm at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KNS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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