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October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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?
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 24, 2014 | WFDD · 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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October 23, 2014 | NPR · If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn’t work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an “organic” fast-food option that was actually McDonald’s. It wasn’t just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
 

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October 23, 2014 | OZY · Christy Redd’s Georgia company moves 25,000 skins a year, with some made into handbags sold for tens of thousands of dollars. But activists say the ways the gators are grown and slaughtered are awful.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · Until now, Reynolds employees have been able to light up at their desks. But come January, workers will have to either go outside or use specially equipped smoking rooms.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · “When it comes to voice mail, they’re just over it,” says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it’s still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
 

 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage’s red hue while it’s in the pan.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 24, 2014 | NPR · The attacker charged a group of patrol officers in Queens, wounding two of them. A bystander was hit by a stray police bullet as police engaged the assailant.
 

Arts & Life

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Historian Peter Ackroyd’s new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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.
 

Music

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.
 

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October 23, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label’s influence.
 

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