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Weekend Edition Saturday

Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.

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Queen Elizabeth, The Art Critic

On a state visit to Germany, Queen Elizabeth II was given a modernist portrait. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the queen was unimpressed.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Women's Sports News: World Cup, WNBA, Reigning Triathlete

The U.S. beat China Friday night in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup. And the WNBA season is heating up. NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman talk women's sports.

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Daniel Silva On 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Writing An Israeli Spy Protagonist

"Israel is extremely unpopular in the world right now," Silva says, and he doesn't always share his characters' opinions. The English Spy is Silva's 15th novel starring operative Gabriel Allon.

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Tunisians In Shock Following Attack That Killed Dozens

Thirty-nine people died in an attack Friday in the resort town of Sousse, Tunisia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to freelance journalist Farah Samti in Tunisia.

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1 Prison Escapee Killed By Police; Manhunt For 2nd Continues

Authorities say they have shot and killed escaped convict Richard Matt three weeks after he and another inmate escaped from a prison in northern New York State. The other escapee, David Sweat, is still at large.

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Bishop Opposed To Marriage Ruling On Impact On Religious Institutions

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Maryland Bishop Henry Jackson Jr., an opponent of the decision.

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Ground Shifts As Politicians Try To Stake Out Positions On Gay Marriage

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, where will the political battle lines be drawn next?

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Native Americans Protest Proposed Copper Mine In Arizona

One of the country's largest copper deposits lies east of Phoenix. But none of that copper has been mined yet. A land swap between the federal government and a private company may change that. Some Native American residents say a holy site is at risk.

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Prolific Crime Novelist Turns Talents To Dissecting 'Forensics'

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with crime novelist Val McDermid about her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime.

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Success For U.S.-Backed Fighters In Syria Leads To Political Complications

Along with U.S. airstrikes, Syrian Kurds pushed the Islamic State out of key turf on the Turkish border. The U.S. sees it as a model for fighting ISIS but Turkey worries the Kurds are going too far.

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Greeks To Vote On Bailout On July 5

Greece's prime minister has called for a referendum that would allow Greeks to vote yes or no on the current bailout deal. NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens.

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Shock, Forgiveness, Grief: A Profound Week For South Carolina

South Carolina grieved this week for the 9 people murdered by an avowed white supremacist. But grief turned gradually to hope, as President Obama delivered a rousing eulogy for one of the deceased.

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In Same-Sex Marriage Decision, Supreme Court Bitterly Divided

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again changed the social fabric of America, for the first time declaring a right to marry for same sex couples.

Weekend Edition Saturday

National Cathedral Should Not Be Stained With Confederate Flag, Dean Says

The Very Rev. Gary Hall says glass windows in honor of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee need to go. "We couldn't with credibility address the race agenda" with the windows in place, he tells NPR.

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Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Lures Scientists For Generations

The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.

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