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50 Years Of Sockin' It To The P.T.A.

2 hours 28 min ago

In 1968, a song was released about a mini-skirt-wearing mom who stood up to the Harper Valley P.T.A. The tale of small-town hypocrisy and a clap back to slut-shaming made singer Jeannie C. Riley the first woman to top both country and pop charts.

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Work Work Work

2 hours 48 min ago

The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.

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Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A New World Record

2 hours 56 min ago

Denise Mueller-Korenek, 45, has become the fastest human ever to ride a bicycle over open ground, racing in the draft provided by a dragster.

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Floodwaters Rise In Carolinas, Taking Lives And Prompting Environmental Concerns

3 hours 12 min ago

The storm is blamed for 34 deaths in three states. More than 10,000 people in North Carolina are living in shelters, and thousands of people have been rescued from their homes.

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Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index

3 hours 24 min ago

In a newly published index, the Center for Global Development assesses the quantity and quality of aid from 27 wealthy countries.

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Trump Speaks On Kavanaugh Allegation During Joint Press Conference

3 hours 32 min ago

Trump said he supports Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but there should be an investigation of the sexual assault allegation against him.

Man Mocked For Shaving On Train Says He Was Leaving Homeless Shelter

3 hours 48 min ago

The public grooming caught on tape made Anthony Torres the butt of jokes. Now he tells The Associated Press he had just gotten out of a shelter and didn't want family to see him looking unkempt.

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Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs

4 hours 3 min ago

The president wants to release Russia investigation materials out of transparency, he says. But national security pros say he's imperiling sensitive information and hurting DOJ in the long run.

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The Best Of AMERICANAFEST 2018

5 hours 8 min ago

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen talks with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight about the standout performances and surprising discoveries at this year's AMERICANAFEST.

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WATCH: President Trump Holds News Conference With Poland's President

5 hours 11 min ago

After a private meeting with Andrzej Duda of Poland, President Trump conducts his first formal question-and-answer session with reporters since July.

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Low Carves Its Own Path, Balancing Success With Raising A Family

5 hours 13 min ago

Husband and wife Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, as well as a cast of bass players, make up the band Low, which has been performing since 1993.

Pig Farms Pose Risks Because Of Florence Floodwaters, Environmentalist Says

5 hours 19 min ago

Around 9 million pigs in North Carolina produce an estimated billions of pounds of waste annually, which is often stored in open pits called lagoons.

Hard-Hit Carolinas Cope With Deadly Flooding From Florence

5 hours 25 min ago

For riverfront communities like Fayettville, North Carolina, the worst flood damage could be yet to come.

Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing North Carolina Agriculture

5 hours 26 min ago

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.

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Memoirist: Evangelical Purity Movement Sees Women's Bodies As A 'Threat'

5 hours 31 min ago

In Pure, Linda Kay Klein reflects on the "deep, long-lasting shame" caused by churches that claim women and girls are responsible for the sexual desires of men.

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Trump To Impose Tariffs On $200 Billion Worth Of Chinese Goods

5 hours 32 min ago

China says it will respond with tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods.

Just How 'Open' Are Open Office Plans?

5 hours 45 min ago

Open offices are designed to encourage more effective collaboration. But many people who work in them choose to isolate themselves instead.

Phoenix Hit With Record Number Of Heat-Related Deaths

5 hours 54 min ago

Heat caused at least 172 deaths in the city in 2017, a 10 percent increase from 2016 and more than double the number of heat deaths in 2015.

Paris Plunges Deeper Into Potty Talk With New Appeal Against Public Urination

5 hours 59 min ago

A new video flush with toilet humor is the latest roll-out in Paris's campaign aimed at urging people — mainly men — not to foul its streets and monuments.

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Confirmation Vote Pushed Back With Kavanaugh And Accuser Set To Testify

5 hours 59 min ago

Brett Kavanaugh will testify Monday, as will Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago.

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