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Then and now: In his new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, director Lonny Price, left, reconnects with fellow cast members — including Ann Morrison and Jim Walton — from the 1981 Broadway flop, Merrily We Roll Along. DKC/O&M hide caption

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How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend.

Yadkin Valley Farm in Yadkin County, N.C., has been in Chuck Wooten Jr.'s family for at least five generations. Ari Shaprio/NPR hide caption

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In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

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Luke Whitbeck, 2, sits on his mother's lap while the nurse prepares his treatment at a pediatric infusion center in Hawthorne, N.Y., in October 2016. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers

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The U.S. abortion rate is at the lowest recorded point since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. Katie Park/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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Then and now: In his new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, director Lonny Price, left, reconnects with fellow cast members — including Ann Morrison and Jim Walton — from the 1981 Broadway flop, Merrily We Roll Along. DKC/O&M hide caption

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How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

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Migraine headaches are one example of a chronic illness that typically doesn't respond to quick fixes. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental

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