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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.

Former Child Trafficking Victim Now Mentors Others

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Sheila White, who was trafficked into sex work as a teenager. White shares her experience of sexual exploitation, the challenges she faced, and her current work as an advocate for victims.

U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio?

The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Regimental Combat Team 7 Rolls Up Its Flag In Afghanistan

At peak deployment, 20,000 Marines were stationed in Helmand Province. Now there are only 8,000, and that number will drop further as Regimental Combat Team 7 heads home. Its commander says too many Afghans are dying in fighting there, but the local troops are still better than the Taliban.

Online And Anonymous: New Challenges To Prosecuting Sex Trafficking

The Internet is changing the tactics used by both pimps and law enforcement. While sex traffickers can conduct business anonymously online, investigators can mine Internet data to try and catch them.

Week In News: Terror Alert

The U.S. State Department issued a warning to Americans traveling abroad this weekend, as well as to many embassies and consulates, that it has learned of the possibility of a terrorist attack. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic.

Preserving African-American Cemeteries

Under a popular park in Washington, D.C., there is a 19th century burial ground that was once the largest African-American cemetery in the city. Advocates want to protect the park from further development and create space for a memorial. But how many other such burial grounds are in similar straits, and how have others solved the problem of co-existing with development and gentrification?

Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

The man who in 1971 went public with the comprehensive study of two decades of U.S. policy in Vietnam spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.

Obama Warms To Speaking Personally About Race

President Obama has always been reluctant to talk about the role of race in his life and in American society. Aside from one famous 2008 speech, he had largely avoided the subject. But events this summer have pushed the nation's first black president to open up. And some expect that dialogue to continue.