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Melvin Dummar, Who Claimed Kindness Made Him A Howard Hughes Heir, Dies at 74

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The gas station owner said he had found and helped the eccentric entrepreneur in the Nevada desert, and that afterward Hughes included him in his will. But the courts all ruled against him.

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Why NRA Infiltrator Maria Butina Decided To Help Government Investigations

Saturday, December 15, 2018

This week Butina admitted she wasn't just a student and Russian gun rights activist, pleading guilty to a count of conspiring to act as a foreign agent. NPR's Scott Simon talks with her lawyer.

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Pop Culture Comfort Food: Roll The Dice On These Board Games

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon gets recommendations from the owner of Labyrinth Games in Washington, D.C., on what to play when all you need is something to get through winter's long nights.

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Father Of Dead Migrant Says Border Patrol's 'Best Efforts' Couldn't Save Her

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in CBP custody this month, but the West Texas Guatemalan Consul General, who has spoken with her father, says they have no complaints about their treatment.

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The State Of U.S.-Saudi Relations, After The Senate's Rebuke

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Robin Wright explains where things stand after a bipartisan group of senators voted to pull military support from Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, and to tie the country's leader to a journalist's death.

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Karim Wasfi's 'Spontaneous Compositions' Aid Stability In Iraq

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Renowned Iraqi conductor and cellist Karim Wasfi tells NPR's Scott Simon about his music, the challenges of his work and his commitment to his country.

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In 'The Dakota Winters,' Finding A New Story To Tell About John Lennon

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tom Barbash's new novel is set in the famed Manhattan apartment house where Lennon spent the last year of his life — and where, in this telling, he befriends a washed-up talk show host and his son.

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Despite Concessions, Macron's Struggles With Yellow Vest Movement Deepen

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon talks to French journalist Anne Nivat about the political situation in her country, where just a quarter of citizens say they approve the president's job performance.

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And They Heard Him Profane, Ere He Drove Out Of Sight

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The un-saintly language of a Santa in England inspired this riff on a classic Christmas poem.

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Despite Official Threats, Toxic Social Media, Journalist Sees 'A Battle We Can Win'

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Scott Simon talks with Maria Ressa of the investigative website Rappler in the Philippines about being named one of Time's Persons of the Year, and the mortal dangers some journalists faced this year.

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Saturday Sports: Hard Chargers And Ravenous Raptors

Saturday, December 15, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon discusses the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant, including impressive wins by the NBA's Toronto Raptors and the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers.

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At A Special Show, Three Deaf Musicians Want You To Hear Them Roar

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Rapper Sean Forbes and percussionist Evelyn Glennie tell tell NPR's Scott Simon about their performance with the Detroit Philharmonic called "The Deaf And Loud Symphonic Experience."

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'This Is Crossing The Line': Saudis Co-Opted Veterans' Voices To Lobby Congress

Saturday, December 15, 2018

When U.S. Navy veteran Gary Ard traveled last year to lobby against a bill before Congress, he didn't realize Saudi Arabia was paying for all of it — including rooms at the Trump International Hotel.

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Opinion: What The Death Of A 7-Year-Old Migrant Says About This Country

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A 7-year-old migrant died recently in custody of the U.S. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what this death says about the U.S.

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The Continuous Work Ethic Of Benny Blanco

Saturday, December 08, 2018

The songwriter and producer has worked with Rihanna, Katy Perry and more. Now, Blanco has released his debut album, Friends Keep Secrets.

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Opinion: Satanic Display Shows Power Of The Bible

Saturday, December 08, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on The Satanic Temple display in the Illinois State Capitol.

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'Anna And The Apocalypse': The Scottish Zombie Christmas High School Musical

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Ella Hunt, who stars as the titular Anna, explains the undead metaphor, her own teenage years, and the impact of co-creator Ryan McHenry — who died before he could see this movie completed.

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Revisiting George H.W. Bush's Legacy

Saturday, December 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon and Linda Wertheimer travel down the memory lane to discuss Bush on the campaign trail.

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Opinion: Knickers, The Giant Steer That Stole The Internet

Saturday, December 01, 2018

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the giant steer that became an Internet sensation and why more people should consider eating less meat.

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On 'Warm,' Jeff Tweedy Confronts His Shadow Self

Saturday, December 01, 2018

The Wilco frontman talks about using music to cope, appreciating the exercise of prose writing and releasing his first original solo album.

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