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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 Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy
The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
Document After 2 Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home
More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.
Document Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed
Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.
Document Making A Change To Keep A Constant Consonant
Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.
Document U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition
Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Document Tunisian Election Completes Its Transition To Democracy
Thousands of Tunisians called for an end to dictatorship in 2011. Now the country will hold its first democratic presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to journalist Naveena Kottoor.
Document Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming
As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.
Document MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's <em>Ask A Native New Yorker</em> column.
Document The Day The Niagara Stopped Falling
Last week brought frigid weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of <em>The Memory Palace</em> podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.
Document WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story
Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called <em>The Great War</em>.
Document Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline
The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
Document Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Document Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan
After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
Document How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi
<em>God'll Cut You Down</em> is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.
Document Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready
The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

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