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"Harper Valley P.T.A." was a sassy, country-pop song that captured the anger many women felt about double standards they faced in 1968. William Lovelace/Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Of Sockin' It To The PTA

In 1968, a song about a miniskirt-wearing mom who stood up to the Harper Valley PTA and its small-town hypocrisy made singer Jeannie C. Riley the first woman to top both country and pop charts.

50 Years Of Sockin' It To The PTA

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"I think our music a lot of the time struggles with, 'Who am I? What is truth? What is the correct path when you don't really understand what it should be as much as you have hope that it would have at some point.'" Alan Sparhawk says. Paul Husband/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Low's Haunting And Holistic Rock Struggles To Answer Life's Big Questions

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, with assistance from a cast of bass players, have a 25-year history of music making. Low's latest album Double Negative shows an adventurous reinvention.

Low's Haunting And Holistic Rock Struggles To Answer Life's Big Questions

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A flooded farm stands next to the Lumber River on Monday in this aerial photograph taken after Hurricane Florence hit Lumberton, N.C. Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing N.C. Agriculture

At least 1.7 million chickens have died from flooding in the state. The impact is now coming into focus — including overflowing pools of hog manure and waterlogged sweet potato fields.

Physicians face long hours, frustrating paperwork and sometimes difficult patients. But researchers aren't so clear on whether burnout is the right word to describe their problems. ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?

Cargo containers are loaded on ships at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in April. China said it will impose tariffs of 5 percent to 10 percent on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, starting on Monday. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital, Karl Max Einhaeupl (left), and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt discuss the health of Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin on Tuesday. Verzilov, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, was flown to Germany on Sept. 16 after a suspected poisoning. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Doctors Say It's 'Highly Plausible' Pussy Riot Activist Was Poisoned

Physicians in Berlin say that anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov's illness does not appear to be caused by infection or disease. But they could not confirm what he was poisoned with, or by whom.

People work at tables inside of the WeWork co-working space in Washington, D.C., in 2013. The company pioneered the office rental sector known as co-working, where users lease out shared workspace by the month. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Pressure, WeWork Backs Down On Employee Noncompete Requirements

Under scrutiny by the New York attorney general, the co-working giant, which has 3,300 U.S. employees, got rid of legal language that restricted where former employees could work.

Rice University says many undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 "will no longer be required to take out loans." Here, a statue of the school's founder, William Marsh Rice, is seen on its campus in Houston, Texas. Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Rice University Says Middle-Class And Low-Income Students Won't Have To Pay Tuition

The full scholarships are earmarked for students whose families have income between $65,000 and $130,000. Below that level, grants will bolster the aid package.

If patients are obese, their physicians should refer them to behavior-based weight loss programs or offer their own, a national panel of experts says. Yet many doctors aren't having the necessary conversations with their patients. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't

Behavior-based weight-loss programs that focus on diet and exercise can work for obese patients, a national panel of experts says. But many doctors aren't having the necessary conversations.

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