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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

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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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.
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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.
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Honor Student Turned Bank Robber Returns For Forgiveness

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 Biden By His Side, Minnesota 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.
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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.
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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.
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Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

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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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.
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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.

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