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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 Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile
Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with <em>Farmville</em> on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.
Document Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams
Forget<em> Big Brother </em>and <em>Real Housewives</em>. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming &mdash; in the form of bird nest cams.
Document Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness
Sixteen million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Of that number, many struggle with whether and how to talk about their depression in the workplace.
Document Be Attentive, And You'll Find TV In These Words
For each word or phrase given, remove some of its letters so that those that remain, reading from left to right, will name a popular TV show, past or present.
Document Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage
Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.
Document The Winds Of Zanzibar Blow Just Right For Spices
From the Spice Island of Zanzibar, a fresh look at three familiar spices, so common they might be flavoring your morning cup of coffee. <em>This story first aired March 25 on</em> Morning Edition.
Document In 'Distant Marvels,' A Witness To Revolutions Tells Cuba's Story
Chantel Acevedo's latest novel opens in 1963 and focuses on octogenarian Maria Sirena, part of a Cuban generation that lived through both the war of independence from Spain and the Cuban Revolution.
Document Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought
California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.
Document On Steel Horses They Ride â To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries
In the mid- and late 1800s, Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries patrolling America's western frontier. Today, a motorcycle club that carries their name pays homage to the soldiers.
Document Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina
Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."
Document A Good-Old-Boy Thing: Remembering Actor James Best
Actor James Best died last week at age 88. He was best known for playing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard." NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with him in 2013.
Document Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'
President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.
Document With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home
The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed over 9,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Some, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.
Document This Date In History: Wham! (Awkwardly) Opens Doors In China
30 years ago this month, Wham! became the first Western band to perform in communist China. NPR's Rachel Martin reflects on the anniversary.
Document In A Spanish Enclave, Women Recruit Women To Join ISIS
The tiny Spanish territory of Ceuta has been the home of an all-female recruiting ring that helped persuade Muslim women to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Spanish authorities.

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