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Making Food From Flies (It's Not That Icky)

One of the really big challenges facing our world is how to grow more food without using up the globe's land and water. One company in Ohio says we've been ignoring one solution: insects. It's using larvae of the black soldier fly to convert waste into feed for fish or pigs.
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Grand Theft Auto V, Out Tuesday, Already Made $800 Million

The video game "Grand Theft Auto V" made more than $800 million the first day it was released. Audie Cornish talks to Peter Rubin, a senior editor at Wired, about the video game that's on track to out-earn the summer's biggest movie blockbusters in only a few days.
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Man Who Made Nintendo Into A Video Game Empire Dies

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led Nintendo from a trading card company to the video game giant it is today, died Thursday at the age of 85. Some of Nintendo's most iconic characters — including Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong and Zelda — were created under Yamauchi's leadership.
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Yasmin Thayná: 'I Always Wanted To Make Literature With My Hair'

A young writer from the outskirts of Rio reads an excerpt from a story in which she lets her chemically straightened hair go natural. The story, "Mc K-Bela," was published in a literary magazine that features the work of writers from favelas and what Thayná calls "the people's neighborhoods."
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Years After Historic Ruling, Execution Still A 'Random' Justice

Evan Mandery's A Wild Justice is an account of the legal battles that led to the U.S. Supreme Court striking down capital punishment, then reversing course four years later. He says that today, prisoners who are sentenced to death have a 10 percent chance of actually being executed.
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Newly-Opened Nopa Works To Perfect The Bialy

After much research and development, chefs at Nopa Kitchen and Bar think they've finally perfected the elusive art of the bialy.

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'House Of Lies' Star Don Cheadle On How To Make It In Hollywood

Well-known for his roles in the Oscar-nominated films Hotel Rwanda and Flight, Don Cheadle is now up for an Emmy for the TV series House of Lies. He joins Tell Me More to talk about his love of acting, and how he'll know when to call it quits.
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France Moves To Say 'Mais Non' To Honey Boo Boos

Outrage in the U.S. over a French photo spread featuring a seductively arrayed 10-year-old model helped spur proposed legislation to ban child beauty pageants in France. That's ironic considering how popular, prevalent and lucrative the American child, or "glitz," beauty pageant industry is.
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Meet Armando, Sesame Street's Newest Neighbor

Armando, also known as Mando, is played by Puerto Rico-born actor Ismael Cruz Cordova. The young actor speaks with host Michel Martin about his role on Sesame Street and the show's new focus on Hispanic heritage.
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Dean Norris, Breaking Out Of That Good-Guy Mold

The actor plays — played? — DEA Agent Hank Schrader on the soon-to-end drama Breaking Bad, as well as local politician Big Jim Rennie on Under the Dome. He chatted with NPR's Steve Inskeep about Hank's disposition, playing these two very different roles, and singing onstage when he was 5.

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