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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News - I'm Scott Simon - where BJ Leiderman writes our theme music. Here it comes. Time for sports.

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Mention the Philadelphia Eagles and last year's Super Bowl win comes to mind. But so does that time fans booed and pelted Santa Claus with snow balls.

It happened 50 years ago on Saturday. The game on Dec. 15, 1968 between the Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings wasn't memorable, but what happened at halftime was.

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Three remarkable musical artists will share a stage in Detroit tomorrow night.

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SEAN FORBES: (Rapping) My name is Sean, but they call me Seen. Got a message here I'm deliverin'.

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And no matter what else happens in the world, time for sports.

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This week's turbulence on Wall Street makes it a good moment to reflect on the financial crisis 10 years ago when the U.S. economy, and maybe the world's, almost collapsed.

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The Foreign Policy Of George H.W. Bush

Dec 1, 2018

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Bush's Foreign Policy Legacy

Dec 1, 2018

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We have been covering the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush today. We look now at his relationship with his adopted home state of Texas. We're going to turn to NPR's Wade Goodwyn, who's based in Dallas. Wade, thanks so much for being with us.

Discussing Operation Desert Storm

Dec 1, 2018

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Christopher Buckley was a speechwriter for President Bush when he was vice president, and Christopher remained close to the president over the years. He joins us now. Thanks very much for being with us, Christopher.

Pop Culture Comfort Food

Dec 1, 2018

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This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

The tiny hand and forearm slipped out too early. Babies are not delivered shoulder first. Dr. Terri Marino, an obstetrician in the Boston area who specializes in high-risk deliveries, tucked it back inside the boy's mother.

"He was trying to shake my hand and I was like, 'I'm not having this — put your hand back in there,' " Marino would say later, after all 5 pounds, 1 ounce of the baby lay wailing under a heating lamp.

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Our international correspondents often find themselves in unusual situations - sometimes, even at home. NPR's East Africa correspondent, Eyder Peralta, sends us this reporter's notebook on the spitting cobra in his backyard.

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