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"I like to refer to myself as king sometimes, not as queen," Little Simz says. "That's a conscious decision, because I feel like women are just equally as powerful." Kevin Morosky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Little Simz Keeps Her Eye On The Throne

At 21, English rapper Little Simz knows she's destined for big things. Then again, she always did. "Sometimes I look into the audience and I see people singing my lyrics like they wrote it," she says.

Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State, John Kerry wait for the start of a trilateral meeting at an hotel in Lausanne in March. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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Energy Secretary: Iran Deal Blocks All Paths Toward Nuclear Bomb

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The Path Caribbean Jazz Project
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), for keyboard (or other instruments), BWV 1080 [Contrapunctus 2]
The Perfect Crime Apollo 440
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Omar's Chocco [Kodomo Remix] Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Fields of Rhythm Gerry O'Connor
Queen of Puddings Django Bates
Labyrinth Hiromi

McDonald's announced this week that it will pay workers in its company-owned stores $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage. Wal-Mart, Target and the parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx have also promised to boost wages for their lowest-paid workers this year. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

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Burning Siesta Robert Fripp & the League of Crafty Guitarists
Jack Barry's Trap EKO
Journey In Satchidananda Alice Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders
Outlier John Morton
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The Rev. Vernon Holmes leads a Lutheran congregation near Sacramento, Calif., that supports the state's right-to-die bill. He describes his faith as promoting quality of life. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

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Believing in Miracles William Paul Ackerman
Rattle Trap Will Bernard

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Little Simz Keeps Her Eye On The Throne

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Mandarin Oranges
Passacaglia Lynn Harrell & Nigel Kennedy

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