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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. Host Scott Simon draws on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, and brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show.

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3 Ecuadorean Journalists Killed

Apr 15, 2018

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Now to South America, where a peace treaty in Colombia may have had some tragic side effects in neighboring Ecuador. Two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver who were kidnapped last month by former Colombian guerrillas have been killed. Reporter John Otis has more.

Rep. Tom Cole On Airstrikes

Apr 15, 2018

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Deported Veteran Becomes U.S. Citizen

Apr 15, 2018

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At least 300 U.S. military veterans who are not U.S. citizens have been deported after committing crimes. That's according to activist groups. But Friday, one was allowed to return. Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras reports.

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View From Damascus

Apr 14, 2018

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Pleased now to be joined by Seth Doane of CBS News, who's in Damascus. Seth, thanks so much for being with us.

SETH DOANE: Thanks for having me. It has been a busy couple of hours here, as you've seen.

Missouri Governor Faces Calls To Resign

Apr 14, 2018

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The Big Picture In Syria

Apr 14, 2018

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Russia Condemns U.S.-Led Airstrikes

Apr 14, 2018

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And now for a view from Russia, where President Vladimir Putin has called the airstrikes in Syria, quote, "an act of aggression." We're joined now by independent journalist Charles Maynes in Moscow. Charles, thanks so much for being with us.

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To the German city of Muenster now, where police say a vehicle has crashed into a crowd, killing several people and injuring others. For more on this developing story, NPR's Esme Nicholson joins me now from Berlin. Hello, Esme.

ESME NICHOLSON, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.

A couple of weeks ago, NPR's Weekend Edition told you about America's only elected dogcatcher, Zeb Towne. He's held that position in the town of Duxbury, Vt. for 15 years in a row.

Towne told us he had never been bothered by that timeworn political insult: "You couldn't get elected dogcatcher!"

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Major League Baseball players have more than a month to get ready for the season and shake off their winter rust, there's no spring training for the grounds crew.

There isn't much prep time before the MLB's nationwide opening day, when the field has to be perfect: Not too wet, not too dry, and the grass just the right length so that ground balls don't slow down too much or skip too quickly.

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Time now for sports.

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DETROW: Tiger Woods made his much-anticipated return to the Masters this week, and Shohei Ohtani, a pitcher who can hit, is tearing it up for the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles.

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Gun rights groups, including the NRA, have seen a rise in membership since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February. But one group in particular has had a major increase well before that. The National African American Gun Association's numbers tripled after the inauguration of President Trump.

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And I can't wait for sports.

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SIMON: Thrills, chills, OTs and a huge upset in the women's Final Four. The men play, too, this weekend. Howard Bryant of ESPN joins us now. Morning, Howard.

Egypt has a presidential election starting Monday, but the winner is almost certain already: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. And tight restrictions limit discussion of other options.

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And now it's time for sports.

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