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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon wonders if Iranian President Hassan Rouhani might have appreciated a moment to gaze at the many works of art in Rome's Capitoline Museum, rather than seen the naked statues boxed up.

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Politician Takes To Tinder To Ignite Voters' Interest

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Greggor Ilagan, a Hawaii politician running for higher office, used Tinder to reach potential voters. Now, says NPR's Scott Simon, Ilagan is taking a more traditional approach: walking door to door.

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Playboy Mansion For Sale, Bunnies Not Included

Saturday, January 16, 2016

One might think the Playboy Mansion is all fun and games, but for $200 million, it might not be worth the cost, says NPR's Scott Simon.

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

Saturday, January 09, 2016

NPR's Scott Simon asks what a new publication of Mein Kampf says about modern Germany.

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Army Seeks Brave And Willing Eaters To Test Its MREs

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The Army is asking for volunteers to eat Meals Ready to Eat — and nothing but — for six weeks for a study on gut health. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on MREs and the jokes soldiers crack about them.

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Remembering Natalie Cole, Who Made A Name All Her Own

Saturday, January 02, 2016

The influential singer not only lived up to her father, Nat King Cole's legacy, she forged a new one entirely her own. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on a 2013 conversation with the late Natalie Cole.

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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

In 1875, Mark Twain wrote a letter to his 3-year-old daughter from Santa Claus. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a father's love for his daughter at Christmas time.

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

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frank Sinatra was born 100 years ago. NPR's Scott Simon remembers a moment when the singer tried to stop a strike by white students in Gary, Indiana who didn't want their high school to be integrated.

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Candlelight Coda: Some Songs We Missed In Our Hanukkah Music Chat

Saturday, December 12, 2015

There's more to Hanukkah music than Adam Sandler. In response to last week's interview with professor Josh Kun, listeners wrote in with comments — and more than a few new Hanukkah song suggestions.

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

Saturday, December 05, 2015

After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, many took to Twitter to send prayers, and were then called out for not doing more. It prompted NPR's Scott Simon to muse on the power of prayer.

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Newborn Baby Abandoned In Church's Manger Already Being Loved

Saturday, November 28, 2015

This week, the love of a mother who felt she couldn't care for her child led her to bring him some place safe and warm. And he was found by people who will—who already do—love him.

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The Long Saga Of Spy Jonathan Pollard Continues Even After His Release

Saturday, November 21, 2015

He's on parole for another five years, during which he'll have to wear a GPS ankle bracelet, won't be able to give interviews, or leave for Israel. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his release.

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French Prosecutor Lays Out What Investigators Know About Paris Attacks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The investigation into who was behind the attacks on Friday night has now broadened across Western Europe. NPR's Peter Kenyon explains what Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Saturday.

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'I Have Never Seen The City Like This'

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Coordinated attacks killed more than 120 people in six separate locations across Paris. The city is still reeling — including a Parisian man who told France 24: "It's scary. Everyone is worried."

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Paris Attacks Lend Urgency To Diplomatic Talks In Vienna

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying again to push for peace in Syria, in a meeting that brings together 19 countries. The talks' focus may have changed after a night of terror attacks in France.

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The Latest On The Paris Terror Attacks, As Of Saturday Morning

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Paris is reeling after a devastating night of terror. NPR's Scott Simon explains what we know on the morning after the attacks.

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In Aftermath Of Paris Attacks, France Ramps Up Border Restrictions

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi NElson talks to Scott Simon about travel security in France after the terror attacks.

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Nuclear Nightmares Give Way To A New Terror, Seen On Paris Streets

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon recalls the Cold War fears of his youth and wonders at how much has changed. The terror remains, but today it takes a starkly different form: surprise attacks on innocent civilians.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Killings

Saturday, November 14, 2015

French President Francois Hollande is blaming the Islamic State for the attacks overnight in Paris, and the group has claimed responsibility. The large-scale terrorist attack against ...

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In A Night Of Terror, A Moment Of Grace On The Soccer Pitch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Scott talks with Tom Goldman about the latest in the world of sports — including a show of unity in the soccer stadium in Paris during Friday night's terror attacks.

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