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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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Sierra Leone Blockades 2 Districts In Attempt To Contain Ebola

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

Liberia and Sierra Leone have deployed troops to try to isolate areas hardest-hit by the Ebola virus. Nigeria announced a state of emergency as new cases of the disease are reported there.

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U.S. Continues Airstrikes In Northern Iraq

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Nickolay Mladenov, U.N. special envoy to Iraq, about the situation in northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is fighting for control.

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Federal Ruling May Mean Big Changes For NCAA Players

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

College athletes might begin to see some financial return for their efforts on the court. Mike Pesca of Slate.com discusses the week's sports news with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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A Night Sky Matchup: Supermoon Vs. Meteors

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

This year's Perseid meteor shower may be hard to see because it coincides with a so-called supermoon. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Caltech professor Mike Brown about the dueling celestial events.

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Air Force Sees Drones In Its Future

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

The U.S. Air Force just released a strategy for the future, involving hypersonics and unmanned systems. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks about the plan with Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin.

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Why India's Modi Defied The WTO

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

India recently reneged on a World Trade Organization trade deal years in the making. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he broke the deal to protect his country's poor.

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Social Media Let Users Stick To Their Preferred News Slant

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Gilad Lotan, a data scientist who studies social media echo chambers. He looked at how news about the Israel-Gaza conflict has been disseminated.

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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WWII POWs Build A Deathly Railway In 'The Narrow Road'

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Richard Flanagan, author of the new book The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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