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Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news, offers a mix of analysis and features such topics as arts, sports, entertainment and human interest stories.

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Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science

5 hours ago

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A Brief History Of The Drum Set

Aug 4, 2018

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Hollowed logs, stretched animal skins...

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SIMON: Historian and drummer Daniel Glass says humans have been beating on things since the beginning of time.

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And it's time for sports.

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SIMON: The NFL is back - well, preseason anyway - and has some rule changes. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman gets our head in the game. Tom, thanks very much for being with us.

A Rearranging World In 'The Third Hotel'

Aug 4, 2018

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For the past three weeks, students across India's capital have been attending a radical new course: happiness.

The Delhi government introduced "happiness classes" in an effort to shift the country's academic focus from student achievement to emotional well-being. In a country that uses standardized testing to determine student success, offers a limited number of seats in top universities and sets high expectations, educators have been seeing mental health consequences.

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And I look forward all week to be able to say - time for sports.

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SIMON: Broken bones and trade deadlines and all baseball bonanza - here's Howard Bryant of espn.com and ESPN The Magazine. Good morning, Howard.

Wildfire Races Through Northern California

Jul 28, 2018

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