All Things Considered

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3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Commentary

Letters: Presidential Gifts, Stolen Cars

Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners.

3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Books

Shteyngart Wins Wodehouse Prize

Writer Gary Shteyngart recently won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The 11-year-old award was named for British author P.G. Wodehouse and has been awarded to Brits — until this year when it was given to a self-proclaimed Russian-Jewish nebbish from New York. Shteyngart won for his third work of fiction, Super Sad True Love Story, and he will be given a pig named after the novel as a part of the prize. Shteyngart told Robert Siegel, "This is what I've been writing for all my life.

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3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Law

Top Court Upholds Arizona Employer Sanctions Law

The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld an Arizona law that would allow the state to penalize businesses that hire illegal immigrants. NPR's Nina Totenberg tells Robert Siegel about the opinion.

3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
World

North Africa, Middle East Top Priority At G8 Summit

Originally published on Thu May 26, 2011 3:43 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

President Obama is attending the G8 summit in France today. He's encouraging his fellow G8 leaders to provide financial support to newly emerging democracies in North Africa and the Middle East.

As NPR's Scott Horsley reports, Mr. Obama is also using the summit to meet one on one with some of the other G8 leaders, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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3:00pm

Thu May 26, 2011
Space

A Correlation Between Age, Winning NBA Games?

The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the NBA Finals, thanks to their 4-1 series victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Throughout the series, the Thunder were young and athletic — the Mavs, old and ultimately successful.

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