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Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program 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.

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5:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Around the Nation

An Urban Stonehenge For The New World

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 8:52 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Today's the start of a new series on WEEKEND EDITION - Summer Stargazing. What better way to begin than with the summer solstice? Early this morning in England, pagans and non-pagans rose to watch the sunrise in perfect alignment with the ancient pillars of Stonehenge.

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5:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Art & Design

Chicago Girl Designs A Parkinson's-Proof Cup

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 8:52 am

Lily Born, 11, has designed a spill-proof cup for people with Parkinson's disease. She and her dad, Joe Born, talk with NPR's Scott Simon about the invention she's named Kangaroo Cups.

5:00am

Sat June 21, 2014
Around the Nation

Suburban D.C. Bear Gets Social Before Getting Relocated

Originally published on Sat June 21, 2014 8:52 am

A bear that was found walking around Bethesda, Md., has been returned to his natural home. But not before gaining a moment of Internet fame with two fake Twitter accounts created on his behalf.

7:35am

Sat June 14, 2014
Around the Nation

The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 8:52 pm

Invisible Children co-founders Jason Russell, left, Bobby Bailey, center, and Laren Poole, record footage in Africa in 2007.
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A little over two years ago, you or somebody you know probably watched "Kony 2012," the YouTube video that redefined what it means to go viral.

The video was made by a small San Diego nonprofit called Invisible Children. It shed light on Joseph Kony, the central African warlord who recruited child soldiers.

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5:57am

Sat June 14, 2014
Code Switch

50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 3:51 pm

Freedom Summer activists sing before leaving training sessions at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, for Mississippi in June 1964.
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Idealism drove hundreds of college students to Mississippi 50 years ago.

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