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Obama Hosts World Leaders At G8 Summit

NPR's Scott Horsley talks about what some are terming the "diplopaloozaa" this weekend, when President Obama hosts the G8 conference at Camp David on Saturday and the next day plays host to two dozen NATO heads of state in Chicago.
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Katie Beckett Leaves Legacy For Kids With Disabilities

Katie Beckett died Friday morning in the same hospital where she'd once made history. Beckett was 3 years old when her case changed health care law. She was 34 when she died. NPR's Joseph Shapiro explains why she was important to other children with disabilities.
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Calif. Hopes For A Preakness Win

The 137th running of the Preakness takes place Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is vying for the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown. The horse, his trainer and his owner all hail from Southern California, and NPR'S Carrie Kahn reports hopes are high that a big win will give a much-needed boost to horse racing in the Golden State.
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Failure To Launch: SpaceX Delays Mission

With NASA's help, SpaceX is trying to send the first commercial spaceship to the International Space Station. The launch was aborted Saturday morning, but there will be another opportunity on Tuesday. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce.
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In Group Of Eight, A Lack Of Leadership?

This week's G-8 summit comes at a time when all of the member countries face tough economic and political problems. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, questioned what the G-8 can accomplish in an article for ForeignPolicy.com. Host Scott Simon talks with Bremmer about whether the group still matters.
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Average Investors Share Facebook Feelings

Early investors like investment banks and venture capitalists already own shares of Facebook. Some are even starting to sell. Now small investors get their chance to buy with Friday's IPO. NPR's Sonari Glinton checks in with a few of them on the first day of trading.
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What To Expect In Facebook's Future

Facebook's culture and the nature of its business will inevitably change after it goes public. Its finances will be much more open to scrutiny. NPR's Steve Henn tells host Scott Simon that because founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns so much of Facebook's stock, he will continue to have significant autonomy from Wall Street's demands.
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Sports: Proving Your Worth

In the NBA, the Miami Heat have a lot to prove against the Indiana Pacers, and in the NHL, the L.A. Kings are proving it. Plus, a farewell to Cub pitcher Kerry Woods. Host Scott Simon talks to ESPN columnist Howard Bryant about the week in sports.
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Sacrifice Calories, Not Taste, With Skinnier Summer Cocktails

Restaurant drinks may contain as many calories as the meals, and they may not be included in the new menu labeling law. Here's our much lighter, 150-calorie cocktail alternatives.

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