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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 Witness To The Bombing, A Nurse Returns To Boston As A Runner
Amelia Nelson was a volunteer nurse at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. This year, she's back, and running for those who no longer can.
Document This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church
Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.
Document Daniel Radcliffe's 'Crippled' Role Reaches Out To The Remote
Harry Potter no longer, Daniel Radcliffe spends considerable time devoted to the stage. His latest Broadway role is in the <em>Cripple of Inishmaan, </em>a dark comedy about an isolated Irish community.<em></em>
Document Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing
In the new comedy <em>Fading Gigolo</em>, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. <em>This story originally broadcast on </em>All Things Considered<em> on April 18, 2014.</em><em></em>
Document April Showers Bring Puzzle Flowers
With spring in the air, it's a fitting time for a flower puzzle. Find the flower answer using its anagram, minus one letter.
Document 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time
NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book <em>The Here and Now </em>follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.
Document How NBA Players Get Rest In An 82-Game Season
At the end of a long season, a team's games are even more important. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate.com's Mike Pesca about how teams strategize about players' performances.
Document Hindu Nationalist Topping Polls In World's Largest Election
In India, hundreds of millions are casting their ballots in parliamentary elections over the next month. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Indian reporter Supriya Sharma.
Document Measures Of Change After Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse
One year ago, 1,100 garment workers were killed when a Bangladesh factory collapsed. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Steven Greenhouse, labor reporter for <em>The New York Times</em>, about what has changed.
Document Japan's Competitive Poets Know How To Turn A Phrase
Each spring, Japan is consumed by a contest for style of poetry called S<em>enryu</em>. The poems are just three spare lines about the trials and tribulations of daily life.
Document Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All
While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
Document Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle
The new book, <em>Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace,</em> is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.
Document S. Korean Community Waits And Prays For Its Missing Students
It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul. Many of the high school teenagers who sank with the South Korean ferry last week attended high school there.
Document Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre
The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.
Document Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?
Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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