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12:44 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

When LeBron James Speaks, Do People Stop And Listen?

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 12:50 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. The NBA finals begin today with the Miami Heat facing off against the San Antonio Spurs, and of course, attention is focused on Miami's star player, LeBron James, as he fights for his team to collect their third NBA title. But our next guest say there's something else to watch - his growing influence off the court. He was one of the first voices to call for the ouster of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling after Sterling's racist comments were made public. Here's LeBron James.

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Around the Nation
12:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 12:50 pm

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The Two-Way
12:06 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Pope Replaces Financial Watchdog's Board

Pope Francis
Gregorio Borgia AP

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 1:41 pm

Pope Francis has replaced the Vatican's five-member financial watchdog with a new team from four countries.

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The Salt
11:54 am
Thu June 5, 2014

At 'Pestaurant,' Grasshopper Burgers Win Over Eaters Who Say 'Yuck'

A Grasshopper Burger topped with Mexican spice mealworms.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Tue June 10, 2014 8:17 am

If you're a scientist and you work for a pest control company, you're used to thinking about bugs as the enemy you're trained to kill.

Now try putting one in your mouth.

It took some mental rearranging for Nancy Troyano, an entomologist for Ehrlich Pest Control. But on Wednesday she did it for the first time in her life.

"I'm used to looking at grasshoppers under a microscope," Troyano tells The Salt. "I know what their internal organs and the spines on their legs look like, so I was kind of thinking about them."

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Shots - Health News
11:46 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

A worker wears a mask as he touches a camel at his employer's farm on May 12, outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Fayez Nureldine AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 11:11 am

OK, so now we know for sure that camels can, in fact, transmit the virus that causes the Middle East respiratory syndrome to humans.

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