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Jerry Lewis Was Many Things, But He Was Not A Fool

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the Jerry Lewis he knew, and how the comedian wanted to make people laugh.

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Saturday Sports: Mayweather Vs. McGregor

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

ESPN's Howard Bryant and NPR's Scott Simon discuss the upcoming face-off between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor and whether the fight should have been sanctioned.

New York City Hosts Break Dancing Competition

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talk with legendary break dancer Richard "Crazy Legs" Colón about New York City's biggest break dancing competition and the early days of the dance form.

Human Rights Watch Raises Concerns Over Autonomous Weapons

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bonnie Docherty, senior arms researcher at Human Rights Watch, about the group's call for a pre-emptive ban on fully autonomous weapons.

Macron Spends Thousands On Makeup

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

French President Emmanuel Macron has come under fire for spending about $31,000 on makeup during his first three months in office.

Trump Pardons Arpaio

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

Late on Friday, President Trump pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of a criminal contempt conviction.

A Look At 'Antifa'

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mother Jones magazine's Wes Enzinna about the anti-fascist, or antifa, movement, including their goals and willingness to use violent tactics.

Bay Area Braces For Possible Protests

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

The San Francisco Bay Area was bracing this weekend for two far-right demonstrations, until they were abruptly canceled. Tension is high because of the events in Charlottesville.

Update On Hurricane Harvey

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

John Burnett reports on the latest on Hurricane Harvey from Corpus Christi, Texas.

One Last Hike Of Summer

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

A reporter takes a hike along a bird-rich wilderness trail in the Soda Range high in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

'The Burning Girl': Girls Who Make Each Other Who They Are

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:03am

Claire Messud's newest novel, The Burning Girl, focuses on the adolescent relationships that deeply impact our lives. She talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the book.

Kentucky Chef Charms — And Cooks — His Way To Food Network Victory

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00am

Cafeteria manager Jason Smith didn't have any formal culinary training, but he did have a dream: to be a star. And now he's "happier than possum eating a sweet tater pie."

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What's Making These Dogs In Mumbai Turn Blue?

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00am

Five dogs with this unusual hue were found in an industrial area of Mumbai. The hunt for its cause revealed a much bigger problem.

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Brand New, Again: 'Science Fiction' Is A Self-Revival

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00am

Emo has its survivors, but few can command attention the way Brand New has in eight years without an album. The band's surprise return with Science Fiction comes, characteristically, on its own terms.

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Take A Walk On The Wilder Side Of Death With 'Reincarnation Blues'

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00am

Michael Poore's new novel is surprisingly goofy for a book about dying. It's the story fishing guide Milo, who's just been eaten by a shark. Oh, and he's in love with Death, who's also named Suzie.

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Ask Code Switch: 'Since You're Black, You Must Be ... '

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:00am

This week, we answer a question from a multiracial reader who looks black but feels Filipino. Let's get into it.

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'I Will Lose My Identity': Cambodian Villagers Face Displacement By Mekong Dam

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 4:18am

Thousands are being displaced by new dam construction. "I cannot leave my ancestors here," says a woman whose village will be submerged by the dam. "If I abandon them, I won't know who I am."

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Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 4:02am

Researchers have found that people with deep friendships in adolescence had less anxiety and a greater sense of self-worth in early adulthood. Close friends matter, their study found.

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Neighborhoods Worry About Living Amid Oil And Gas Development

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 4:00am

After a deadly home explosion in Northern Colorado, residents want to change the rules on how close their homes and schools should be to oil and gas wells.

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