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

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A Birmingham Landmark With A Storied But Segregated History

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'Covfefe': The Tweet Heard Around The Wrold

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In A President's First 100 Days, The News Is Rarely Good

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Who's Afraid Of A Diverse Cast?

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waved goodbye to supporters in 2012, bound for a medium-security facility in Littleton, Colo., for his 14-year sentence on corruption charges. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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A Bid For Blagojevich To Return To Springfield

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NPR's Bees (Moderate, Middle Of The Road Bees) Up And Left

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Newly elected Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez gives a victory speech during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Branden Camp/AP hide caption

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What The Hell's Behind All This Cursing?

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A 9-year-old survivor of a chemical attack on a rebel-held region of Syria on Tuesday receives medical treatment at a hospital in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday. Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Meditation On 'Evil'

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French artist Abraham Poincheval sits over real chicken eggs until they hatch at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Stephane de Sakutin /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Artist Incubating Chicken Eggs Is No Joke. But Is It Art?

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People lay floral tributes to the victims of the March 22 terror attack in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Keeping Calm In London, In Spite Of Terror

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Mohammed Mohiedin Anis, or Abu Omar, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player, gramophone, in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighbourhood. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

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The skull of La Ferrassie Neanderthal, from France. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Some Plaque To Build A Theory On: Did Humans And Neanderthals Kiss?

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Oscar statuettes are seen backstage at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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'Gary From Chicago,' And The Flip Side Of 5 Minutes

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From left to right, Salvatore Corsitto as Bonasera, James Caan as Santino 'Sonny' Corleone and Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather'. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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'Take The Cannoli': 45 Years Spent Quoting 'The Godfather'

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'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns

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