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Long time host Rachel Martin left Weekend Edition in November to begin hosting Morning Edition on December 5, 2016.  New host Lulu Garcia-Navarro takes over Weekend Edition Sunday on January 8, 2017.  Guest hosts are filling in until then.

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Fidel Castro is being remembered all over the world, as far afield as the Lebanese capital Beirut. There, NPR's Alison Meuse found a shrine to the heyday of Lebanon's Communist Party.

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For a month, Iraqi forces have been pressing an offensive against ISIS in the city of Mosul. As NPR's Alice Fordham reports, one elite group is bearing much of that burden.

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On-air challenge: Insert the letters A and R into the middle of the first clue to get the answer to the second clue. For example, when given the clues "small argument" and "a tax on imports," the answer would be "tiff" and "tariff."

Last week's challenge, from Ken Stern of Brooklyn, N.Y.: Think of a sign that's frequently seen around this time of year — two words of four letters each. Among these eight letters all five vowels — A, E, I, O and U — appear once each, along with three consonants. What sign is it?

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