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Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.
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Trump Extends Offer To End Shutdown, Extend DACA; Democrats Say 'No Deal'

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 8:01am

They oppose President Trump's proposal, which temporarily would protect some young people who immigrated illegally and provide $5.7 billion for a border wall.

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Sunday Puzzle: You're Halfway There

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 8:01am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro plays this week's puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz with Jeff Selleck of Alpine, Wyo.

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Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

In 2017, the Fyre Music Festival was billed as an exclusive event in the Bahamas. The reality was very different. Director Chris Smith tells the behind-the-scenes story in a new Netflix documentary.

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'Whatever It Takes': Government Workers Apply For Unemployment As Shutdown Drags On

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

Workers are now missing paychecks for the first time since the partial government shutdown began. That's causing many of them to do what once seemed unthinkable — apply for unemployment.

(Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sunday Puzzle: A Capital Challenge

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play a word game with Tova Tenenbaum of Philadelphia.

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Pompeo Meets With Saudi Crown Prince During Diplomatic Tour

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

The Saudi kingdom has been a longtime U.S. ally, but the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has angered many Americans. Pompeo will meet with the Saudi Crown Prince on Sunday.

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Small Bridal Boutique Celebrates Wedding Dresses And Wheelchairs

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

A window display at a small bridal shop in Portishead, England, went viral on social media for featuring a mannequin wearing a wedding dress while in a wheelchair.

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After 100 Years, A Look Back At Boston's Great Molasses Flood Of 1919

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

A river of hot, sugary molasses flooded part of a Boston neighborhood 100 years ago, killing 21 people and injuring dozens. The tragedy led to new safety regulations.

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Myanmar's Leader Remains Silent As Court Rejects Appeal By Two Reuters Journalists

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

Last week, two Reuters reporters serving prison time in Myanmar learned that an appeal to overturn their sentences has failed. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler.

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'This Is Our Life': LA Teachers' Union Set To Strike For Better Conditions, More Resources

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

On Monday, more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers could go on strike — the result of failed negotiations between the LA teachers' union and school district. Half a million students would be affected.

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Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro Announces 2020 Democratic Presidential Bid

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

The Democratic presidential field grew this weekend with the entry of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. Many more candidates appear to be finalizing their campaign plans.

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Shutdown Could Have Long-Term Effects On Wildfire Disaster Response

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

Firefighters and forest managers are losing valuable time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. It's one of the long-term impacts of the government shutdown as it continues to linger on.

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Trump Still Considering National Emergency Declaration As Shutdown Negotiations Continue

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

The partial government shutdown, already the longest in U.S. history, continues with no end in sight.

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Texas Chapel In Path Of Trump's Proposed Border Wall

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Father Roy Snipes, whose chapel sits on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The chapel may lose their land if President Trump's border wall plans move forward.

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'Cat Person' Author's New Book Evokes #MeToo Themes

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Kristen Roupenian, the author of a new book of short stories called You Know You Want This. Roupenian's short story "Cat Person" went viral in 2017.

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Remembering The U.S.'s Oldest Known Veteran

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

Family and friends gathered in Austin, Texas, to say goodbye to Richard Overton. He was America's oldest known veteran who died at the age of 112. He fought in World War II and served in Pearl Harbor.

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Formerly Incarcerated Floridians Register To Vote

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Keith Ivey, who served time in prison but was able to register to vote this past week. Florida had previously banned felons from voting.

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Dread Opening Your Inbox? There's A New Approach To Embracing All Those Emails

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

Taylor Lorenz, a staff writer at The Atlantic, says forget "Inbox Zero" for 2019 and embrace "Inbox Infinity." Let the email messages wash over you, replying to what you can and ignoring the rest.

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'Washington Post' Journalist Reports Trump Hid Details Of Meetings With Putin

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post, who reported that U.S. officials claim Trump has hidden details on his meetings with Putin for the past two years.

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Voices From The Southern Border: Perspectives Of Those Who Live And Work There Every Day

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:43am

President Trump has called what's happening on the U.S.-Mexico border a "crisis." But what is it like for the doctors, judges, mayors and border patrol agents who live and work there?

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