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Weekend Edition Sunday with Rachel Martin on Sunday mornings brings news and analysis, and features puzzle master Will Shortz.

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Document A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability
With ruined credit ratings atop financial loss, two ex-homeowners tell their story in the mortgage meltdown aftermath. They're wary of jumping back into the market, even if that likelihood is far off.
Document Straight Out Of The Funny Papers, Here Are A Few Cartoon Conundrums
Every answer this week is the name of a newspaper comic strip or cartoon, past or present. Identify the funnies from their anagrams.
Document Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon
Acclaimed authors &mdash; including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Chabon &mdash; have begun penning comic books, to great acclaim. Coates' first issue of <em>Black Panther</em> is the year's top-selling comic so far.
Document Toronto Raptors End Cleveland Cavaliers' Playoff Winning Streak
The Raptors surprised basketball fans Saturday night when they beat the Cavaliers. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about what the finals may look like.
Document How Effective Is The Peace Program That Pays Taliban To Leave The Fight?
A program in Afghanistan that was meant to promote peace is under review. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Douglas Keh of the UN Development Program about the success the program.
Document 5 Years After Devastating Missouri Tornado, Communities Assess Disaster Response
Five years ago, a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people. This week, Joplin will host leaders from other tornado-stricken cities to discuss the lessons they've learned.
Document Four Home-Schooled Sisters, One Awesome Metallica Cover
Violin, mandolin, piano, drums and gorgeous vocal harmonies define the sound of SHEL, a band of four sisters raised in a music-minded household. They speak with NPR's Rachel Martin.
Document Pastor Writes To Dispel Embedded Misconceptions About Transgender People
As churches seek understanding about the LGBT community, a Dallas pastor wrote a blog post sharing seven things he learned about transgender people. Rachel Martin speaks with Pastor Mark Wingfield.
Document Clinton Uses Florida Platform To Talk To Mothers Who've Lost Children To Gun Violence
Gun control will likely be an important topic in the general election. On Saturday, Hillary Clinton spoke to mothers who have lost children to gun violence at an event in Florida.
Document From 'Apprentice' To 'MacGyver,' TV Raids Old Shows To Excite Advertisers
The TV networks recently tried to sell their new shows to advertisers at the 2016 upfronts. But most of the shows being sold are things you've already seen.
Document Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour Killed By U.S. Airstrike
The Afghan government says that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
Document To Put An End To Her Daughter's Bullying, A Mother Takes A Page From Darwin
Leslie Blanchard worried her daughter might bully another child, and decided to nip it in the bud. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin how she did it.
Document Joe Hill On 'Fireman,' Family And ... Fart Cookies?
Novelist Joe Hill's latest, <em>The Fireman</em>, is an apocalyptic plague tale about a pathogen that makes sufferers explode. He says his father Stephen King has had a great influence on his storytelling.
Document The Implications Of Overtime Pay Proposal
The Labor Department announced new rules to make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. Annie Lowrey of <em>New York </em>magazine talks about what this could mean for businesses and workers.
Document Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?
More than 330 million Indians are desperate for water, leading some to rely on an ancient &mdash; and unproven &mdash; method to find it underground.

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