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Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story.

This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.

Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.

Weekend Edition Sunday with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. And the highlight for many listeners is the puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.

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And now it's time for sports.

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MCCAMMON: The Women's World Cup is going on in France during one of Europe's worst heat waves. Bringing in the heat here is NPR's Tom Goldman. Good morning, Tom.

'Metering' At The Border

Jun 29, 2019

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WorldPride is officially underway. Around 4 million people are partying and parading in New York City this weekend. Here's a taste of the scene at Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn last night.

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What Democratic Voters Want

Jun 29, 2019

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Human Trafficking And The Southern Border

Jun 29, 2019

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On-air challenge: Every answer today is the name of a fabric or clothing material. You name it from its anagram.

Example: CLEAN - N --> LACE

1. LIKES - E

2. ON LOW - N

3. NOTARY - T

4. MAIDEN - A

5. ANTICS - C

6. ARCHLY - H

7. RECIPE - I

8. CONTORT - R

9. CALDRON - L

10. REMATCHES - T

11. YOUR CROWD - W

Arturo Castro moved to the U.S. from Guatemala just before he turned 20 but — before you make any assumptions — he doesn't like spicy food and he isn't good at salsa dancing. "I just have a weak stomach and weak ankles," he explains. He's never tried Ayahuasca. He's never met a shaman. ("I feel really left out — most white women in Beverly Hills have met way more shamans than I have," he says.)

Castro says he's "sort of an alternative version of a Latino," which brings us to the title of his Comedy Central series Alternatino — a play on the Spanish word for "alternate."

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Training Better Robotic Surgeons

Jun 23, 2019

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Norwegian Island Wants To Be 'Time-Free'

Jun 23, 2019

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There is an island in northern Norway that wants to become timeless, literally. The 300 residents of Sommaroy, which enjoys constant sunshine from May to July, are considering becoming the world's first time-free zone. Kjell Hveding is the leader of the campaign, and he joins us now via Skype.

Good morning, or good day. Or is it good evening? What does it look like there right now? Is the sun shining?

KJELL HVEDING: It is not sunshine, but it's daylight. And it's that 24/7, no matter what.

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President Trump is facing a new accusation of sexual misconduct, this time from a prominent magazine columnist. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll accuses the president of sexually assaulting her in the mid-1990s.

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Hackers Use Ransomware To Attack Cities

Jun 22, 2019

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Himesh Patel On The Beatles And 'Yesterday'

Jun 22, 2019

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Chanelle Benz On 'The Gone Dead'

Jun 22, 2019

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How White Politicians Can Talk About Race

Jun 22, 2019

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Joe Biden's explanation of how he had a collegial working relationship with Southern segregationist Democratic senators highlights the complicated task of talking about race in politics.

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger On Iran

Jun 22, 2019

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Saturday Sports: NBA Draft, Wimbledon

Jun 22, 2019

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Time for sports.

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3x3 Basketball World Cup

Jun 22, 2019

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Oberlin College President On Bakery Case

Jun 22, 2019

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If you want to incorporate quality time with animals into your yoga practice, you have a lot of options these days. There's puppy yoga, cat yoga, and perhaps the most famous — goat yoga.

Now, in Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a new offering: a yoga class with fauna particular to the cold northern climes of the subarctic. Reindeer.

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