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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 First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys
Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.
Document 3 + 3 = 8? It Does In This Week's Puzzle
You'll be asked to take two 3-letter words that are part of an 8-letter word. You have to figure out the entire word.
Document Herman Koch Gets Meta In 'Dear Mr. M'
Linda Wertheimer talks to the Dutch writer about his novel: A teacher has an affair with his student. She breaks it off. He disappears. And then a writer comes along, and turns the story into a novel.
Document When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support
Danny Cortez, once a Southern Baptist minister, did do more than accept his gay son: He decided to talk to his congregation about homosexuality, even though it ultimately meant his leaving the church.
Document Sen. John McCain Faces Toughest Re-Election Yet
Jude Joffe-Block of member station KJZZ tells NPR's Scott Simon about Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who's facing both a primary challenge to his right and an aggressive Democratic opponent
Document Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Jacqueline Woodson
For our series "Next Chapter," the author of the award-winning YA novel "Brown Girl Dreaming" talks about how going to a largely white college made her aware of her blackness in a new way.
Document America's First Floating Post Office Delivers To Sailors
In an age of email and instant messaging, there's one group that still needs letters and packages hand-delivered: sailors. The U.S. Postal Service is ready to serve them with a mobile post office.
Document Now In Its 12th Year, Brooklyn Festival Carries Momentum For Afropunk Movement
The movement continues to push the boundaries on music and fashion as art, setting the standard for what many would define as cool. <em>Editors note: At 2:04 into this piece there is a bleeped expletive. </em>
Document Supreme Court Will Consider Legality Of The "Lennie Standard"
When the Court barred the execution of the intellectually disabled in 2002, Texas adopted the standard, based on John Steinbeck's character in "Of Mice and Men," to define "intellectually disabled."
Document Ed Sanders, Author Of Manson Family Biography, To Sell Massive Archive
Sanders wrote the definitive book on the Manson Family ("The Family.") He's currently working on a book about Robert Kennedy. He's decided to sell the assembled work on which he's based his research.
Document Trump And Clinton Mudslinging Ensues, As Trump Sends Mixed Messages On Immigration
Linda Wertheimer and Domenico Montenaro look at the past week in politics: Trump and Clinton traded accusations of bigotry and racism, while Trump continued to struggle to define his immigration plan.
Document Sunday Sports Roundup
The most important player in all of sports? The quarterback, says Mike Pesca of The Gist, who tells Linda Wertheimer why.
Document Crossword Enthusiast's Sleuthing Leads To Flirty Twitter Fight With NYTimes Crossword
When a frequent crossworder noticed a hidden message in the New York Times crossword puzzle, he began an epic Twitter quarrel that got romantic, and a little bit sexy.
Document Friendly, Delicious Rivalry Surrounding Jollof Rice
West Africa's signature dish is jollof, a rice entree to which many countries in the region lay claim. NPR's Ofeibea Quist Arcton explains the culinary wars.
Document Hanging On: The Economic Woes Of Being A Grad Student
For our series Hanging On, Linda Wertheimer speaks with Paul Katz. He's one of the organizers of the graduate student union just approved by the National Labor Relations board.

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