Weekend Edition from NPR

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Weekend counterpart to NPR's Morning Edition. Offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

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Saturn: Cassini's Final Chapter

Apr 30, 2017

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Voices From The March For Science

Apr 23, 2017

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UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting) Hey, hey, ho, ho, science is the way to go.

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Spider Scientists Find 50 New Species

Apr 16, 2017

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Easter Bells Ring Out At The Vatican

Apr 16, 2017

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LAUD AND THANKS")

BACH-COLLEGIUM STUTTGART: (Singing in foreign language).

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Workers come and go through a turnstile during a shift change at the Whirlpool factory in Amiens, a provincial town about a two hour drive north from Paris.

The U.S. appliance maker once employed more than 1,000 workers here. In 2002, it farmed out washing machines to Slovakia. And next year, the plant will close for good, moving operations to Poland. Longtime engineer Cecle Delpirou says most people have been working at this factory for 25 years.

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How Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

Apr 9, 2017

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NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is back on the track after a long recovery period from having suffered yet another concussion.

Earnhardt Jr. was recently medically cleared to return to competition. We caught up with him right after practice at Texas Motor Speedway for this edition of "Out Of Bounds." He tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro how concussions have changed NASCAR and his own life.

"I'm excited about what I'm seeing out of NASCAR being more proactive to keep drivers safe and err on the side of safety," he says.

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Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is known for his activism off the field and in the community.

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You must recognize this tune. It was the anthem for a generation of women.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I WILL SURVIVE")

GLORIA GAYNOR: (Singing) At first, I was afraid. I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.

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Canadians Divided Over Flood Of Refugees

Mar 26, 2017

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Are You Descended From (Alleged) Witches?

Mar 26, 2017

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Disney's new live action version of "Beauty And The Beast" opened this weekend. NPR's Lynn Neary wanted to know just how far back that story really goes.

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We continue our remembrance of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. He died on Saturday at the age of 90. And to talk more about his influence on American music, we turn now to music historian Chuck Granata. He joins us on the line. Good morning.

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When I was down in Texas, I met a man who can be found singing over the sound of his blow dryer.

ALBERTO ESCOBEDO: (Singing in Spanish).

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Alberto Escobedo owns a salon in Rio Grande City, and he's always loved music, especially opera.

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Life As A Transgender Intelligence Analyst

Mar 5, 2017

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