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Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover stories to quirky science, from thought-provoking author interviews to rockin' performance chats. 

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It's a double tragedy - the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust" and the weight it's placed on Alec Baldwin, who held the revolver that fired the fatal shot. By his own words, he's gripped by grief and sorrow.

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Now, think back to the campaign trail - yes, way back to 2020 - and you might remember this idea that candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were promoting.

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Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, as the saying goes. And our next guest, well, she wears hers on her ears.

CRYSTAL WAHPEPAH: So these are choke cherry earrings. And I love choke cherries. I love berries.

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Long before Jon Stewart or Bill Maher, there was Mort Sahl. In the 1950s, while most comedians were telling jokes about in-laws, Sahl was ribbing politicians. His stream-of-consciousness style was influenced by jazz, and his topical humor influenced generations of stand-up comedians. Sahl died on Tuesday at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. His death was confirmed by Lucy Mercer, a longtime friend. No cause was given. He was 94.

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We're going to spend a few minutes talking about some special places for many of us, places where even if you're new to a city, you instantly feel at home - safe even. For NPR's Taylor Jennings-Brown, that's the hair salon.

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President Biden's climate push has been tied up by members of his own party even as he exhorts other leaders to aim high. Heading into two major summits, will his "America's back" message ring hollow?

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In two weeks, most people traveling to the U.S. from overseas will have to provide proof of vaccination. It's all part of the reopening of international travel that had been shut down for more than a year. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith has new details.

The problem with apple-picking

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Finally today, we're going to talk about apple picking. Lots of people do it each fall, and they enjoy it. Or so it seems when you ask them about it. We picked some apple pickers at an orchard in Red Hook, N.Y., to tell us about their experience.

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The U.S. government wants to know why some U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers are getting sick. It's called Havana syndrome, after the illnesses turned up in Havana. Many say they've suffered debilitating migraines, dizziness and memory loss.

Some history may be relevant. Years before the first Havana cases were reported, the U.S. government documented microwave radiation being directed at a U.S. embassy and at officials abroad. NPR national security correspondent Greg Myre has the backstory.

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And finally today, in the near future, residents of Seattle may well be startled as they notice a fleet of new cars cruising down the city streets. These are to be cars without drivers behind the wheel.

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It's probably safe to say that you wish you had more hours in the day, and it seems there's an endless number of resources out there proffering easy solutions for time mastery and ultra-efficiency. But the real answer might involve changing our relationship with the clock. Life Kit's Andee Tagle has more.

Oh no. Not again.

Just when COVID surge in the U.S. has begun to decline, another coronavirus variant has immediately cropped up. This time in the U.K.

Known in the media as "delta-plus," this mutant is raising some concern because over the past few weeks, it's begun to spread in several parts of Britain. It now accounts for about 6% of all cases in the U.K.

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Earlier this year, an upstart won a Grammy in the category of Roots Gospel.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: And the Grammy goes to "Celebrating Fisk!"

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