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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 Puzzle Worth A Fortune
Every answer is the name of a Fortune 200 company &mdash;that is, one of the top 200 corporations, according to the 2014 list in <em>Fortune</em> magazine.
Document Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
The Senate voted late Saturday to pass a bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about the rare Saturday session.
Document Thousands March Across U.S. Protesting Police Brutality
Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country on Saturday to draw attention to several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.
Document 'Pippin' Performs The Final Ballad Of 'The Hobbit'
Billy Boyd was the hobbit Pippin in <em>The Lord of the Rings</em> films, and he's a musician, too. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about writing the last song for the new movie, <em>The Battle of the Five Armies</em>.
Document Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report Tuesday on the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after 9/11. The report has elicited a number of sharply differing perspectives.
Document A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25
With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best &mdash; <em>National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.</em>
Document Jazz Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Plays Tribute To His Slain Daughter
Greene's album is dedicated to his 6-year-old daughter, Ana, killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. <em>This story first aired on Nov. 28 on A</em>ll Things Considered.
Document Mead Moves Out Of The Middle Ages
Mead was a favorite drink of ancient Egyptians and Vikings, and it's been making a comeback &mdash; updated for the 21st century.
Document Protesters Of Police Violence Divided By Generation
Among the thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men on Saturday was a generational divide that sometimes became contentious.
Document The Week In Sports: The NFL Rewrites Its Conduct Code
The rules are what make the game, and increasingly that means more and more rules off the playing field. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of slate.com about the NFL's revised conduct policy.
Document A Mugging, A Marriage, A Movie: A Century Of Bus Rides
Greyhound turned 100 this year. To celebrate, <em>Weekend Edition</em> listeners share their most memorable bus journeys. Some are bumpy, some are smelly and some are just downright scary.
Document Beware The Tippling Point, And Other Cocktail Party Tips
It's the season of holiday cocktail parties and Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast has tips for how to be a good guest and host. For instance, if you want to enjoy drinks and appetizers, buddy up.
Document Staff Picks: Transracial Adoptions, From The Adoptee's View
<em>Weekend Edition</em> staff have been picking their favorite interviews from 2014. Editor Jordana Hochman and producer Chris Benderev talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about a story of transracial adoption.
Document Uber's Traffic Jammed In Netherlands, India And Spain
Uber says it's reached 52 countries since its 2010 launch, but our number cruncher Mona Chalabi tells NPR's Rachel Martin the tally is changing as some countries try to ban the ride-sharing service.
Document Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break
Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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