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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

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?


Man With Hatchet Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officers

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.


Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

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.


Giants Fans Prepare For World Series To Hit City By The Bay

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.


Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat

As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.


Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

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.


With Biden By His Side, Maine Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

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.


Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

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.


With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

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.


Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

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.


Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.


Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.


Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

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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    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    John Steinbeck’s classic novel of poverty and migration marks its 75th anniversary this year. The Sacramento Theater Company is staging a theatrical version of this famous American saga, including new music by Misner and Smith.

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    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    A dream became reality Sunday when 1,000 symphony musicians, ages 4 to 80-plus, came together for a performance at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium. It was the largest-ever gathering of symphony musicians to perform in California.

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