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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 One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents
Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.
Document What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.
Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, <em>A Spy Among Friends</em>, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.
Document At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses
An experiment at a new production of <em>Carmen</em> has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.
Document Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare
Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, <em>Last Stories and Other Stories</em>, doesn't measure up to his previous work. <em>(This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on </em>All Things Considered<em>.)</em>
Document Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill
Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.
Document Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind
<em>La Edad de la Violencia</em> &mdash; "the age of violence" &mdash; is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.
Document Cease-Fires Refused, Ignored And Re-Offered: The Latest From Gaza
There's talk of another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, after Hamas refused to extend an earlier truce. NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Emily Harris about the latest.
Document White House, Press Corps Duke It Out Over Event Access
The relationship between the Obama Administration and the press corps is rocky. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent David Folkenflik about why the corps lodged a formal complaint &mdash; over astronauts.
Document Russia's Military Intelligence Service Fights Shadow War For Ukraine
On top of Moscow's secretive foreign intelligence service, there's an even deeper layer of information gathering. NPR's Arun Rath talks to writer Mark Galeotti about the agency known as the GRU.
Document A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War
On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.
Document Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust
How meaningful and trustworthy are seals of approval from the likes of Energy Star and <em>Good Housekeeping</em>? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with advertising expert Lucy Atkinson about their validity.
Document Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath
Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album <em>Brown Sabbath<em>. </em></em>NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.
Document U.S. Closes Embassy In Libya Amid Violent Clashes In Capital
Security in Libya has deteriorated badly enough that the U.S. shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday. NPR's Arun Rath talks to former U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill about the situation.
Document Cooperstown Welcomes La Russa, Rest Of 2014 Hall Of Famers
New members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Mike Pesca of <em>Slate</em> talks to NPR's Arun Rath about who they are and the Hall of Fame's new induction rules.
Document Effort To Secure MH17 Crash Site On Hold Amid Fresh Fighting
Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.

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