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"There's a white man at the door."

In the new CBS comedy Bob Hearts Abishola, those words cause a flurry of concern for an immigrant Nigerian family living in Detroit.

"Tell me, when has that ever been good?" demands Auntie Olu, played by Shola Adewusi.

President Trump announced that he's dropping his plan to host next year's Group of Seven meeting of the leaders of the world's biggest economies at his Miami-area golf club.

In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Trump blamed the reversal on what he described as "Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility," following bipartisan claims that he's exploiting his presidency for personal profit.

Tech entrepreneur, author and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says the impeachment inquiry being conducted by House Democrats "is the right way to go."

But he also cautions that those who support impeachment should be realistic about the chances of a GOP-controlled Senate voting to remove President Trump from office.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York officially endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday.

Addressing an estimated crowd of more than 25,000 supporters, Ocasio-Cortez said she was proud to join the Vermont senator in bringing "a working-class revolution to the ballot box of the United States of America."

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And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

Book: 'Free Cyntoia'

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And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

Music Moment: Summer Walker

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

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A few times a month, Marhana leaves the village of Krui in southern Sumatra and journeys deep into the woods. Then she finds a tree, lined with triangular holes, each hole dripping with crystalized sap.

Marhana (like many Indonesians, she uses only a first name) takes a woven rattan rope and lassos up the tree, climbing higher and higher, chipping away at the sap using a tiny pickaxe.

"This is the damar," she says in Indonesian, as she looks at the golden droppings.

As the five-day cease-fire along Turkey's border with Syria continues to falter, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) tells NPR he thinks the deal is "really terrible."

Bluff The Listener

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Thank you, Chioke.

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Not My Job

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm the man who makes the NPR wine club sound sexy, Chioke I'Anson.

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SAGAL: And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: Thank you, Chioke.

Panel Question

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Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Faith, this week, The New York Times profiled a popular Dutch tradition known as the dropping. Tell me, Faith...

FAITH SALIE: Yes.

SAGAL: ...What is the dropping?

SALIE: It's a Dutch tradition.

Not My Job

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Finally, here's one of our favorite interviews from the past year. Tiera Fletcher went from Atlanta, Ga., to MIT to study rocket science. And at the age of 23, she was designing rockets for Boeing.

CHIOKE I'ANSON: When she came on WAIT WAIT in July, Peter asked her if she always loved science.

Panel Questions

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From NPR and WBEZ Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME, the NPR news quiz. I'm Chioke I'Anson. And here's your host at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Peter Sagal.

SAGAL: Thank you, Chioke.

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SAGAL: Thank you, everybody.

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Protests in Santiago, Chile's capital, shut down metro service Friday afternoon and left a high-rise engulfed in flames, prompting President Sebastián Piñera to declare a state of emergency in the city.

Yes, there are monkeys. There are Hollywood cowboys and antique toys in Kim Deitch's graphic novel Reincarnation Stories, as well as cartoon magpies Heckle and Jeckle, a storytelling robot and a crystal ball. Frank Sinatra, D.W. Griffith, Bozo the Clown and even Jesus make appearances. These pages overflow. Even the cover pushes at boundaries, with the iconic Waldo the cat zooming out at the reader in a fiery flying car. All this might make Reincarnation Stories seem like a release, a purging, a great unmediated yowl or yawp from the depths of the artistic soul.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Peaceful marches, a general strike and violent unrest have convulsed Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, this week after a group of Catalan leaders received long prison sentences.

On Monday, Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 politicians and prominent activists for their part in a 2017 push to declare Catalonia an independent republic. Nine of the leaders, including the former vice president of the Catalan government, were sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition. Four of them also were charged with misuse of public funds.

When Mark Morris was a 6-year-old in Seattle, he'd stuff his feet into Tupperware juice cups so he could walk en pointe. In essence, it worked.

Hate to disappoint, but John le Carré doesn't have any top-secret spy intel. "People approach me thinking I know amazing inside secrets. I truly don't," he says.

Le Carré's spy days are long behind him. Early in his writing career he worked for the British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. Drawing on that experience, le Carré — a pen name for David Cornwell — has spent more than 50 years writing some of the world's most acclaimed espionage novels, including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardner, and others.

George R.R. Martin has sold more than 90 million books around the world. He has written all kinds of things, but of course, he's best known for his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire — which was adapted into HBO's Game of Thrones. His fans are impatient, even demanding, for him to finish the next installment. The most recent, A Dance with Dragons, appeared more than eight years ago.

Willem Dafoe On 'The Lighthouse'

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"The Lighthouse" may be a good film for the weekend of a nor'easter. It's filled with wind, rain and rawness, cold, coal fire, black and white and Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers who struggle against storms, isolation and maybe their own nightmares.

Meet The Mysterious Blob At The Paris Zoo

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Saturday Sports: World Series

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Donald Trump wants to reduce the U.S. presence in the Middle East. Vladimir Putin has been pushing to increase Russia's role. Events in Syria have crystallized the larger aims of both leaders.

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