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Snowden Case Illustrates Decline In U.S.-Russia Relations

Russia has become a relations nightmare for the United States, and its offer of temporary asylum to the NSA leaker and fugitive is only the tip of the iceberg.

FBI Official: Internet A Key Recruiting Tool For Sex Traffickers

Ron Hosko tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that cutbacks at the federal and local levels have made it more difficult to clamp down on the problem.

One Dead After Driver Plows Through Crowed L.A. Boardwalk

The man in the vehicle, who is believed to have turned himself in, initially parked and left his vehicle, but got back in minutes later and ran the car through the crowd.

State Department Extends Closure Of Embassies

More than 20 diplomatic posts, including consulates, have been temporarily shut down throughout the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula and the State Department has issued a global travel warning for Americans.

Pro-Bowl Struggles To Gain Popularity

The NFL's version of the all-star game has trouble finding an audience. Will a handful of rules changes turn things around? NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about the game.

Sex-Trafficking Sting Covers 76 Cities

One hundred children were rescued in the recent three-day sting. Host Rachel Martin talks with Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigations division, about child sex trafficking the U.S.

Senate Democrats Proposa FISA Court Reform

New legislation would reform the FISA court, the secret court that rules on whether the government can pursue certain surveillance activities — including the NSA spying programs that have caused recent controversy. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, who co-sponsored the bill.

Nidal Hasan Murder Trial To Start This Week

Hasan allegedly murdered 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009. Intelligence officials say Hassan was inspired by Anwar al Awlaki the leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate network in Yemen. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Daniel Zwerdling, who covered the story.

Winging It:: How To Travel Alone

Traveling solo can be an intimidating experience. For Weekend Edition Sunday's regular travel segment, host Rachel Martin speaks with Janice Waugh, author of the Solo Traveler's Handbook.

U.S. Embassies In The Muslim World Closed Sunday

The Department of State has issued a travel alert over the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about the threat of more attacks.