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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?
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Halloween Twitter War Pits Conan O'Brien Against Madeleine Albright

Friday, October 24, 2014

Comedian Conan O'Brien tweeted that for Halloween he'd dress as "Slutty Madeleine Albright." The diplomat replied: "I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien — but that might be too far fetched."
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Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

Friday, October 24, 2014

In a question-and-answer session in China, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed that he's conversant in Mandarin — but far from perfect. He doesn't quite have his tone down.
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Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ken Turan reviews the documentary Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and his decision to leak information about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.
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Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

Friday, October 24, 2014

The World Series resumes Friday the first in San Francisco. The Giants have won two rings in five years — 2010 and 2012 — and they're working on a third.
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Canada Re-evaluates Security After Shooting In Ottawa

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Canadian government says it will increase surveillance and provide the security forces with more authority to detain suspects after Wednesday's shooting in the capital, Ottawa. NPR's Jackie Northam joins us with the latest.
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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

Friday, October 24, 2014

A man who robbed a bank when he was a high school honor student sits down with a customer who was in the bank that day.
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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

Friday, October 24, 2014

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.
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Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

Friday, October 24, 2014

The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.
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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

Friday, October 24, 2014

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.
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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

Friday, October 24, 2014

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.
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With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.
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An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

Friday, October 24, 2014

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at the new documentary, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage. The film premieres on HBO Monday.
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Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

Friday, October 24, 2014

A physician who had returned to New York from Guinea, where he treated Ebola patients, has tested positive for the virus. David Greene speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the case.
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Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.
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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

Friday, October 24, 2014

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.
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Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

As the last white Democrat in the Deep South, Congressman John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.
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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
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How Much Would You Pay For A Putin-Themed Music Box?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A music box with a figurine of Vladimir Putin is expected to be auctioned in Germany for several million dollars. The box, made by world-renowned puppet maker Christian Bailly, plays a Russian Waltz.
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