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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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Pakistani-Americans On Imran Khan

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 8:02am

Weekend Edition stopped by a mosque in Alexandria, Va., to talk with some Pakistani-Americans about Imran Khan's election as prime minister.

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Imran Khan: From Cricketer To Prime Minister

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 8:02am

Imran Khan has been a world champion cricketer, a playboy splashed across gossip columns, and the husband of a British heiress. Now, he's poised to be the next prime minister of Pakistan.

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Week Ahead In Politics

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 8:02am

We look at the latest strong economic numbers and the effect tariffs may have on the president's base.

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Sunday Puzzle: Vowel Play

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 8:02am

NPR's Renee Montagne and puzzle master Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with Rick Peterson of East Windsor, N.J.

(Image credit: NPR)

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When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 8:02am

While it's difficult to attribute individual events to climate change, scientists say global warming makes extreme weather more common.

(Image credit: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

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'New York Times' Reporter On New Documents Related To Carter Page

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 9:40am

The New York Times' Charlie Savage explains to NPR's Korva Coleman the implications of newly declassified FBI documents about Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

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4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 9:36am

It's been four years since the attack on a flight in Ukraine killed several AIDS prevention advocates. Ahead of a conference, one advocate says they would have wanted to keep attention on the fight.

(Image credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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The Week Ahead In Politics

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

A lot has happened since President Trump met with Russia's President Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

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How A Drone Helped Rescue A Climber

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

High altitude searches are a risky business. So let us introduce the hero of our story, the DJI Mavic Pro drone.

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A Pakistani Squash Player Profiled In 'The War To Be Her'

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

Maria Toorpakai was stopped from playing squash in her native Pakistan. Today she's one of the best players. Her story is told in The War to Be Her by Erin Heidenreich. Korva Coleman speaks to them.

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A Honduran Family Reunited

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

A Honduran baby was reunited with his family in Honduras after he was separated when they tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Julie Watson of The Associated Press.

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'There Is Nothing For Us Here': Why People Keep Leaving Guatemala

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

Most of those migrating to the U.S. from Central America are fleeing violence and joblessness. Many come from Guatemala where returnees deported from the U.S. may only intensify those conditions.

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Writer Seanan McGuire Speaks On Her Many Genres

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

Seanan McGuire has published dozens of books in the past few years that take place across multiple fictional universes. We meet up with her at San Diego Comic-Con, where she meets with fans.

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Doctors With Disabilities Look For Recognition

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

There's a growing movement of MDs working to include recognition of people with disabilities in their profession — and how those disabilities might actually make them better doctors.

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Remembering Food Critic Jonathan Gold

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, died on Saturday at 57.

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Republicans Struggle To Criticize Trump

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

Republicans face a tough choice when deciding whether to criticize President Trump's more controversial actions and policies. NPR's Korva Coleman talks to pollster Doug Rivers of YouGov about it.

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Migrant Families Reunite At Texas Charity

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

At a facility in San Antonio, reunited immigrant families are arriving for medical care and processing. Most are moving on to stay with relatives while they await immigration proceedings.

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What's Next In The Russia Investigations

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Angela Stent of Georgetown University about the investigations into Russia's election influence and Trump's meeting.

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One Child's Outsized Influence On The Debate Over Plastic Waste

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

One of the most common statistics that comes up when discussing plastic straw waste comes from a study conducted by a 9-year-old. NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Milo Cress, now 17.

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Missouri Nail Factory Manager On Steel Tariffs

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 8:12am

NPR's Korva Coleman speaks with Chris Pratt, operations general manager at Mid Continent Nail Corporation in Missouri about company layoffs as a result of President Trump's tariffs on steel.

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