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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 The Potential Impact Of Big Data On Medicine
Some researchers say big data could change the way medical research is done and the way individual doctors make medical decisions. Others say it raises too many questions when it comes to medicine.
Document Super Bowl Talk (Other Than Ball Deflation)
The Super Bowl is one week away. What would we be talking about if we weren't talking about deflated footballs? Mike Pesca of Slate.com joins NPR's Rachel Martin to answer that question.
Document A Puzzle Full Of Air
Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."
Document At Its Core, Warped Family Drama 'Mommy' Is 'A Story Of Love'
In his award-winning film, Xavier Dolan, 25, tackles the relationship between a single mom and her troubled son. He says, "I feel like I knew this kid. ... He's just the worst version of who I was."
Document Threats Build Against Journalists In Afghanistan
A new report by Human Rights Watch details the dangers Afghan journalists face from the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Najib Sharifi about the government's failure to protect journalists.
Document Greeks Vote In Election Dominated By Economic Fears
The people of Greece head to the polls Sunday for a general election which may decide the country's future in the eurozone. Reporter Joanna Kakissis tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voters are anxious.
Document Losing A Soul Mate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community
Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.
Document Mistrust, Anger Holds Guinea Back From Fighting Ebola
Local resistance is hampering the nation's efforts to eradicate the virus by mid-March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton tells NPR's Rachel Martin how health workers are dealing with it.
Document 3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking
In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.
Document Kerry Urges Nigeria To Hold Credible Elections In Face Of Violence
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of the country's presidential elections. The visit also comes amid an upsurge of violence from the Islamist militants Boko Haram.
Document To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison
A ship has departed for South Georgia Island with enough poison to wipe out the rats that have been decimating the local bird population.
Document Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India
President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the bilateral talks.
Document How Denmark Has Been Reintigrating Former Extremist Fighters
Thousands of foreign fighters have been recruited by ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Allan Aarslev, a police officer in Denmark, about integrating these fighters back into Danish society.
Document Whodunnit? King Tut's Burial Mask Damaged And Glue Didn't Help
A mystery is unfolding at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where someone has reportedly broken off the beard of King Tut's burial mask and attempted to glue it back on.
Document Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History
Fleeing ISIS, an order of Dominican monks had to leave much behind. But when Father Najeeb Michaeel helped the Christian community escape, he took one thing with him: a collection of manuscripts.

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