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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 International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team
Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete, amid state-sponsored doping allegations.
Document For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence
Alexsandra Moreira, a mother of four, was stabbed 21 times by her husband. "Even with all the laws, when everything was done to protect her by the book, we failed," says the prosecutor in her case.
Document Fountains of Wayne's Chris Collingwood Returns With New Project 'Look Park'
Remember the song "Stacy's Mom"? The band Fountains of Wayne is no longer together, but NPR's Elise Hu speaks with its former lead singer, Chris Collingwood, about his new solo project.
Document At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight
As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.
Document What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life
Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
Document To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now; Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; and Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine, tell us who they read even if they don't always agree.
Document Sexism In Newsroom Culture Not Unique To Allegations Against Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes stepped down as head of Fox News amid claims of sexual harassment from women he worked with. NPR's Elise Hu speaks to network news veteran Betsy West about sexism in the media.
Document Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas â Even Exploding Cows
Sales of hobby games grew about 20 percent last year, and crowdfunding sites are opening doors for indie game designers. All this is paving the way for more than a few new and, well, <em>inventive</em> games.
Document Veterans In Baton Rouge Reflect On Military Background Of Victim, Shooter
A group of veterans at a VFW hall near Baton Rouge discuss the recent killing of three police officers. One of the fallen officers and the shooter were both veterans of the war in Iraq.
Document With More Money In Consumer Pockets, Back-To-School Sales Give Retailers A Boost
The National Retail Federation predicts this year's back-to-school spending will shoot up. With a fall in gas prices, and lower inflation and interest rates, economists say Americans have extra cash.
Document Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Zika Virus Outbreak In Florida
Federal officials investigate the first two cases of Zika that may have been contracted in southern Florida. NPR's Elise Hu and Michaeleen Doucleff discuss the new findings and their possible impact.
Document Hey Puzzlers, Ready For Some H-O-T Stuff?
When NPR's puzzlemaster, Will Shortz, lists three words starting with the letters H, O and T, the answer's a word that can follow each to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Document Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite
On the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first Saturday Evening Post cover, several of the children seen in his iconic portraits gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Document As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary
Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."
Document Democratic National Convention 2016: What To Expect In Philadelphia
Now that the Republican convention is over, it's the Democrats' turn. Correspondent Mara Liasson tells NPR's Elise Hu what to expect from the Democratic Party Convention that starts Monday.

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