FKA twigs' new EP is called M3LL155X (pronounced "Melissa"). It follows a breakthrough year in which her debut album, LP1, was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Dominic Sheldon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov (right), was recently convicted of terrorism charges in Crimea dating to last year, when Russia seized the territory from Ukraine. A Russian military court sentenced him to 20 years in one of several cases that have drawn criticism from human rights groups. He's shown here at a hearing at Moscow's Lefortovo District Court on Dec. 26, 2014. Mikhail Pochuyev/ITAR-TASS/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

The conviction of a Ukrainian filmmaker is one of several cases in Russia that have drawn protests from human-rights groups and Western governments, including the U.S.

After working for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, Sam Clovis this week decided to switch sides and be rival Donald Trump's national campaign co-chairman. Shown here in 2014, Clovis ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Politics

Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

Donald Trump's Republican presidential campaign continues to lead in the polls, and this week Trump hired Sam Clovis to be his national campaign co-chairman. A week ago, Clovis worked for Rick Perry.

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk had missed events and been absent for the past three weeks. Her staff said she was on a long vacation, but she later said she is being treated for depression. Courtesy Stella Chavez/KERA News hide caption

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It's All Politics

After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness

Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.

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Jazz Night In America

All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Bassist Christian McBride, host of NPR's Jazz Night In America, explains the complicated dynamics between the bass and the drums in jazz — and James Brown.

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Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like? Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Music News

Hear The Stock Market's Movements

As a wild week on Wall Street comes to a close, experimental musician Jace Clayton shares his current work-in-progress: linking the stock market to powerful figures of fate, through sound.

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Tony Turner, a physical scientist and folksinger who lives in Ottawa, is on paid leave while Canada's environmental agency determines whether he broke the agency's ethics code. YouTube hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

Eggs may be more vulnerable to freezing than embryos, but that's just one factor that affects the odds of having a baby with frozen eggs. Jean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Women who used frozen donor eggs instead of fresh for IVF had lower odds of having a baby, a study finds. But doctors say frozen eggs remain a good option for many women.

Some of Vejraska's black Angus cows emerge from the smoke. Spotting the animals is hard in this scorched landscape. Vejraska says he would drive the cattle to safety, but the fire is so widespread that he has few places to put them. And it's too dangerous for his sons to round them up. Ian C. Bates for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav earned $156 million last year — nearly 2,000 times more than the median Discovery worker. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Discovery Communications hide caption

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Business

Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top: nearly 2,000-to-1.

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