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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Carol’s Daughter was started to sell products for black women who wear their hair natural. But ever since L’Oréal bought the brand, folks are wondering if it can maintain the loyalty of its customers.
 

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October 24, 2014 | GPB · As the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, Rep. 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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October 24, 2014 | NPR · A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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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.
 

October 24, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 23, 2014 | NPR · 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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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.
 

 

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News

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR’s Scott Simon through the list.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.
 

Arts & Life

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Shawn Levy’s brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.
 

Overlook
October 25, 2014 | NPR · Edward Carey’s illustrated young adult novel about the keepers of mystical trash heaps (yes, you read that right) in an alternate Victorian London combines thrills with intelligence and compassion.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
 

Music

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.
 

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October 24, 2014 | NPR · Join host Fiona Ritchie as she showcases new music from established artists and emerging talent.
 

Redferns
October 24, 2014 | NPR · Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland’s accompaniment in “Skylark” and “Fine And Mellow.”
 

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