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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:

12:54 p.m. ET: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has dropped out of the DNC chair race, even before the first round of voting began. He did not endorse anyone else.

"It looks like I'm not going to be the next DNC chair," he said, but he urged whoever would be not just to pay attention to the presidency, but to small towns "not as a foreign species."

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A cluster of coordinated suicide attacks have claimed the lives of at least 32 people in the major Syrian city of Homs. The bombings, which targeted two separate security offices in the largely government-held city, killed one senior Syrian intelligence official and left another critically injured.

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Benefits In Jeopardy For Retired Coal Miners

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Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors

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