The Great Hamster of Alsace is the last wild hamster species in western Europe. It's also a major headache for France. The E.U.'s highest court ruled France failed to protect the endangered rodent and its food supply.
Fans of the Miami Heat are trying everything to support their team in the NBA Finals. The Miami Herald reports a sharp increase in sales of voodoo dolls. Some fans are buying them to put a hex on the Dallas Mavericks.
A jury in California has convicted a Black Muslim leader in the murders of three men, including journalist Chauncey Bailey. The news paper editor was gunned down on his way to work four years ago. Bailey had been writing a story about the finances of Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland.
Japan's economy is doing better than the government initially estimated in the first quarter. Linda Wertheimer talks to Kenneth Cukier of "The Economist" about why that is, and what challenges remain as the country rebuilds from March's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Steve Inskeep talks with Oliver Miles, who served as the British Ambassador to Libya in the 1980s, about yesterday's meeting of the Libya Contact Group that Secretary Hillary Clinton attended in Abu Dhabi, and about the future of the Libya conflict.