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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 Love Is In The Air: Howard Students Talk Romance, Relationships
The four college seniors participating in NPR's Howard Project share their experiences with love and dating in college — from first crushes to lessons learned.
Document For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive
Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.
Document Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation
Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, once fierce political rivals, traveled together to Washington last week to undo years of hostility between their predecessor and Obama.
Document For This Puzzle, Watch Your Words
The challenge is a game of categories based on the word "watch." For each category provided, name something starting with each of the letters W-A-T-C-H.
Document Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'
Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, Ala., to talk about that moment.
Document How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth
The founder of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, used both free-market principles and strong central planning to transform the tiny former British colony into an economic powerhouse.
Document Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues
When Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in <em>Cinderella</em> last week, the interview came to an abrupt end with some inappropriate language. Oh, my! What would Prince Charming think?
Document Greek Voters Want Their Government To Show Some Fight
The leftist Syriza party swept into office on a promise to stand up to European austerity demands. But the new government has had to soften its tone. Some Greeks worry the party is giving in.
Document Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk
Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.
Document As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain
Following bombing raids on ISIS targets in Tikrit, Iraqi forces are preparing to retake the strategic city. Correspondent Alice Fordham tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her recent visit to the front.
Document Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press
Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.
Document New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez
The self-taught artist spent much of his life institutionalized, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a series of U.S. postage stamps.
Document Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid
The electronic act scored its first hit with "Dangerous," a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album <em>2.0</em>.
Document Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness
The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.
Document Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'
Author Scott Carney's new <em>A Death on Diamond Mountain</em> unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.

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