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Weekend Edition Sunday premiered on Jan. 18, 1987. Since then, Weekend Edition Sunday has covered newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicans, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events. Originally hosted by Susan Stamberg, the show was anchored by Liane Hansen for 22 years.
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Cameron Condemns Execution Of British Aid Worker By ISIS

September 14, 2014 - 11:54am

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the BBC's Gordon Corera about the reaction in the U.K.

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Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

September 14, 2014 - 10:26am

It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.

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U.S. Call To Fight Militants Stirs Bitter Memories For Iraq's Sunnis

September 14, 2014 - 9:52am

President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against the Islamic State. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.

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The Puzzle And The Pea

September 14, 2014 - 8:01am

Every answer today is a word or name with an accented syllable "pee" — spelled in any way — but always occurring inside the word, never at the start or end.

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Police Peg Preschool Pumpkin Pilferers

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

NPR's Lynn Neary ponders the plunder of a preschool pumpkin patch.

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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.

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'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Bob Crewe Knew How To Make Artists Sing

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Bob Crewe co-wrote and produced such hits for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as "Walk Like A Man," "Rag Doll" and "Sherry." He died Thursday at the age of 83.

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Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center about a new study that looks at the reading habits of millennials.

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North Korea Sentences American Matthew Miller

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

Matthew Miller, an Americans detained in North Korea, received six years of hard labor. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Columbia University's Charles Armstrong about the importance of this sentencing.

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Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

September 14, 2014 - 7:48am

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

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At 11, Marquis Govan Has Some Things To Say About Ferguson

September 7, 2014 - 11:53am

The sixth-grader loves politics, admires some lawmakers and speaks without notes before the county council. "The people of Ferguson," he told them, "don't need tear gas ... I believe they need jobs."

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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

September 7, 2014 - 11:23am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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A Nameless Character Lost And Adrift In 'The Dog'

September 7, 2014 - 10:19am

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Joseph O'Neill about his new novel, The Dog. Its protagonist, reeling from a breakup, escapes from New York to Dubai, only to find its not the fresh start he'd hoped for.

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Wainwright's New Album: Death, Depression And Parking Spaces

September 7, 2014 - 10:19am

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Loudon Wainwright III about his new album, Haven't Got the Blues Yet. It deals with death and heartbreak and guns — but always with a sense of humor.

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Rhyming Phrases, With Consistent Consonants

September 7, 2014 - 8:12am

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase in which the two words start with the same consonant or pair of consonants. Given rhymes for the words, you name the words.

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