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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 Acting Since She Was A Child, Amber Tamblyn Is Now A Director
Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut, <em>Paint It Black</em>, is adapted from Janet Fitch's novel of the same name. Tamblyn tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how she convinced Fitch to let her adapt it.
Document Amtrak Is Under Fire For Delays At New York's Penn Station
After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.
Document Basquiat Painting Becomes Priciest Work Ever Sold By A U.S. Artist
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to art critic Jerry Saltz about the Basquiat painting that sold at auction Thursday night for the record-breaking price of $110.5 million.
Document Norwegian Seed Vault Guarantees Crops Won't Become Extinct
Burrowed into the side of a mountain, on a Norwegian island deep in the Arctic, is the Global Seed Vault, a small building where vital seed varieties are kept in a deep freeze year round.
Document Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Writes About His Friendship With Coach Wooden
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to writer and sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his book, <em>Coach Wooden and Me</em>, about his 50-year relationship with his UCLA basketball coach John Wooden.
Document Police In Los Angeles Crack Down On MS-13 Gang Members
Police arrested nearly two dozen MS-13 members after a two-year investigation. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to <em>Los Angeles Times</em> crime reporter Richard Winton about the gang's history.
Document Reviewing The Status Of Various Russia Probes
With the president overseas, investigations into ties between Russia and Trump's presidential campaign are moving forward in Washington, D.C.
Document The Week That Was: Trump Makes First Foreign Trip As President
President Trump got a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia but troubles he left behind in Washington are still making waves after a week of controversy and breaking news.
Document While Overseas, Trump Aims To Shore Up Relations With Isreal
After Saudi Arabia, President Trump's next stop on his first trip abroad as president will be Israel. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navaro talks to former U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.
Document Status Check: Where Voting Rights Cases Stand With The Supreme Court
The high Court decided not to hear a case on North Carolina's restrictive voting law. But other cases are moving forward. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Hasen, law professor at UC Irvine.
Document This Week On The Call In: Criminal Justice Reform
We examine criminal justice reform and drug sentencing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to impose the most serious charges for drug offenses.
Document With Trump In Office, Did The Kremlin Get More Than It Bargained For?
The Kremlin never hid its preference for Donald Trump and celebrated his election victory. But there seem to be mixed feelings in Moscow at what has happened since Trump took office.
Document Sunday Puzzle: From Canton To Scranton, You Need To Know Your U.S. Cities
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Lulu Garcia-Navarro challenge winner Joseph Young of St. Cloud, Minn., with bending the names of states into new words. Shortz is the puzzle editor of <em>The New York Times</em>.
Document Trump Spends A Second Day In Saudi Arabia
President Trump's first day in Saudi Arabia began with a lavish reception and ended with an ostentatious ceremony, but not before Trump and the Saudi king signed several agreement.
Document Rep. Coffman On Where The Administration Goes From Here
Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado was one of seven congressional Republicans to call for an independent investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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