Becca Stevens says her new album, Perfect Animal, ended up "exactly how it was meant to be." Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

Stevens says it was hard to let go of her quest for perfection. But after a long creative process, Perfect Animal ended up "exactly how it was meant to be."

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It's All Politics

The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition

Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians.

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Music News

It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

In the '60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.

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Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), delivers a speech in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 28. After its loss at the polls last year on the issue of Scottish independence, the party has quadrupled its membership and is on the ascendant. Russell Cheyne/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Greek Orthodox priest Apostolos Stavropoulos, 41, lights a torch inside the mausoleum in the village of Distomo in June 2013 on the eve of the 69th anniversary of the massacre committed by the Nazis during World War II. The remains of the more than 200 villagers killed, including women and children, are kept here. John Kolesidis/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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