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5:29am

Thu May 31, 2012
Around the Nation

Youngest Speller Eliminated From Competition

Lori Anne Madison has been eliminated from this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee. At six years old, she's the youngest ever to compete.

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5:22pm

Sat May 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Derby Winner I'll Have Another Captures Preakness

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 5:40 pm

I'll Have Another (9), ridden by Mario Gutierrez, beats Bodemeister, ridden by Mike Smith, to the finish line to win the 137th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
Mike Stewart AP

In a near carbon-copy of this year's Kentucky Derby, I'll Have Another raced from behind on a deep stretch to defeat Bodemeister at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday.

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2:52pm

Sat May 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Obama Hosts World Leaders At G8 Summit

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 4:18 pm

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.

12:32pm

Sat May 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Horseback Racing While Drunk? Not At The Preakness

Kent Desormeau rides Sacristy to win the Old Hat Stakeshorse race in Hallandale Beach, Fla. on Jan. 1, 2012, in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Gulfstream Park AP

There's a jockey switch for tonight's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore: the 2004 Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux won't ride Tiger Walk in the race. He failed a breathalyzer test administered yesterday at Belmont Park, in New York.

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6:16am

Sat May 19, 2012
Sports

Calif. Hopes For A Preakness Win

Originally published on Sat May 19, 2012 9:19 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This afternoon, the 137th running of the Preakness takes place at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby Winner, the horse called, I'll Have Another, will try to capture the second jewel in the Triple Crown of Horse Racing, something only 10 horses have done since 1978. I'll Have Another, its trainer and owner all come from Southern California, and hopes are high that a big win will give a much-needed boost to horse racing in the California. NPR'S Carrie Kahn reports.

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