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Olympic Flame Flies To United Kingdom

May 19, 2012

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To be a parent is to be constantly reminded that almost everything you thought you were doing right for your children will one day turn out to be wrong.

The wisdom on whether your baby should be put to sleep on his back or stomach, whether fevers should be treated or left to run their course, seems to change every few years. Parents used to think nothing of letting their children bounce around like pingpong balls in the back of a car. Now, children are strapped in the back like astronauts waiting for blast off.

How To Watch The Solar Eclipse

May 19, 2012

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If you're in the Western United States tomorrow afternoon, you're in for a show.

DEE FRIESEN: The disc of the sun will be a ring. The moon will be inside the sun. There will be a ring of light around the moon, and they sometimes call it a ring of fire.

Failure To Launch: SpaceX Delays Mission

May 19, 2012

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Sports: Proving Your Worth

May 19, 2012

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You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

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Katie Beckett has died in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the age of 34. She was just 3 years old when her case changed health care law. NPR's Joseph Shapiro has more.

What To Expect In Facebook's Future

May 19, 2012

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The Facebook IPO hasn't just sent a jolt of excitement through Silicon Valley, there are many average individual investors who are also thrilled. NPR's Sonari Glinton has more.

Journey Through Musical Time With This App

May 19, 2012

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Music has a way of transporting us in time.

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SIMON: So, indulge a little. Close your eyes, turn up the radio, you might just get transported to 1944.

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Chinese Activist Leaves Beijing For U.S.

May 19, 2012

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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