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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 Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers
Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.
Document MLB Division-Clinchers, NCAA Football Trouble: The Week In Sports
As the MLB enters the home stretch, four divisions have winners. In NCAA football, Slate.com's Mike Pesca tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Florida looks good in spite of Jameis Winston's suspension.
Document Stuck In The Middle With Clues
Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.
Document Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement
When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.
Document Lodging Like A High-End Health Club
In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.
Document Womack Returns To The Spotlight With 'The Way I'm Livin' '
Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack has a new album. NPR's Wade Goodwyn, a fellow Texan, speaks with her about <em>The Way I'm Livin'</em>.
Document Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border
Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Deb Amos from the border about the crisis.
Document Study Pits Head Strength Of Crossworders And Scrabblers
Michael Toma of Claremont University has looked into the differing cognitive abilities of crossword puzzle experts versus Scrabble aficionados. NPR's Wade Goodwyn discovers the differences.
Document She Found Love, But Still Seeks A Storybook Ending
Storycorps' Outloud series tells stories from the LGBT community. We hear about one woman in Alabama who left her husband for another woman. She was cast out of her church and lost her children.
Document How Drones Changed Modern Warfare
NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to retired Air Force Gen. David Deptula and author Richard Whittle about Whittle's new book, <em>Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.<em></em></em>
Document U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos
The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.
Document Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015
Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.
Document Jargon-Free History Of The Universe Finds Beauty In Ordinary Words
Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta argues that we don't need jargon. He tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn he's compiled a history of the universe as we know it, using only the 1,000 most-common English words.
Document Boys Puzzle Through Twists And Turns In 'Maze Runner'
NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with young Korean-American actor Ki Hong Lee, who appears in the new film, <em>The Maze Runner</em>, about how he broke into acting, and Asian-Americans in Hollywood.
Document Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'
NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.

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