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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 In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission
An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.
Document Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma
The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.
Document Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic
Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.
Document Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes
Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.
Document After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial
Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.
Document In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water
The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.
Document 4 Out Of 5 Puzzlers Say These Things Are The Same
Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given "time" and "night," you would say "item" and "thing."
Document 'The Last Man': An Odd Premise, Says Its Creator, But Oddly Relatable
A new comedy series, <em>The Last Man on Earth,</em> features your average guy who becomes humanity's last hope. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Will Forte, the creator, writer and star of the show.
Document Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads
The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.
Document Actor And Director Finds His Roots In Travel Writing
Andrew McCarthy may be best known for his acting roles, but he's also an accomplished travel writer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with McCarthy about travel writing and discovering his roots in Ireland.
Document Play Depicts Scalia As Supreme Court's 'Originalist'
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand's new play, <em>The Originalist</em>. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.
Document Coming To Terms With The Pressure Of Weight
Two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight. In this week's For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with people about how weight shapes their identities and what it means to be healthy.
Document ISIS Destroys Objects That Record Region's History Of Cultural Diversity
Video has surfaced of ISIS militants smashing ancient artifacts on display in the Mosul, Iraq, museum. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Iraq director, on the huge loss.
Document Alt.Latino: Mixing Genres With Chicano Batman, Los Cenzontles
What happens when Mexican folk music meets Cajun Zydeco? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music's Alt.Latino about some musical mash-ups.
Document Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals
Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.

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