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A weekend morning news magazine covering hard news, a wide variety of news makers, and cultural stories. On Saturdays, Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. There are clever, informative exchanges, and fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics. Simon's interviews with key artists, authors, performers and personalities are always memorable.

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5:29am

Sat June 30, 2012
Politics

GOP Rolls Out Campaign To Repeal Health Care

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 5:32 am

Facing an unexpected ruling validating the Affordable Care Act, Republicans in Congress promised to redouble efforts to repeal it, starting with another vote in the House early next month. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Welna to explain the battle ahead.

5:29am

Sat June 30, 2012
Food

The Season Of Ice Cream: Tips From The Top

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 5:32 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Now, to our occasional WEEKEND EDITION series Taste of Summer.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME")

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE: (Singing) Hot fun in the summertime.

SIMON: A few weeks ago, Alton Brown shared some grilling secrets with us. Today, it'll be ice cream. Whether plain old standard vanilla, or artisanal organic squash blossom rhubarb poblano crunch - a flavor I just made up, by the way - summer is the season of ice cream. And so today, we head to the Pumphouse Creamery in Minneapolis.

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5:29am

Sat June 30, 2012
NPR Story

French President Inserts New Voice In EU Summit

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 5:32 am

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5:29am

Sat June 30, 2012
NPR Story

Your Letters: Out Of Home Ec, Into Moose Calling

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 5:32 am

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(SOUNDBITE OF TYPING)

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Time for your letters.

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5:29am

Sat June 30, 2012
NPR Story

Kofi Annan Appeals To Leaders For Solution In Syria

Originally published on Sat June 30, 2012 5:32 am

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