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"I didn't know what I was going to do. It just happened," Maxwell says of recording his new song "Lost," which he tracked in one take. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

The R&B singer can work fast — he recorded two of the tracks on his new album totally off the cuff. So why did the album take so long to make? "Well, because you gotta live something," he says.

Saudi Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz (left) visits an injured policeman at a local hospital following a suicide attack near the security headquarters of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina on July 4. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday's Attack In Medina 'An Attack On The Soul Of The Muslim World'

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A father plays with his children outside their house in 1952. George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images hide caption

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A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

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Congress is requiring NASA to travel to Jupiter's moon Europa by 2022. Currently, it is the space agency's only new mission planned for the outer solar system. NASA/JPL hide caption

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What Comes Next For NASA After Juno? Not Much

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Binh Danh melds early photographic materials and timeless landscapes to produce ethereal images of national parks. He made this daguerreotype of Cathedral Rocks and Cathedral Spires in June 2012. Courtesy of Binh Danh hide caption

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National Park Daguerreotypes Invite Viewers To 'Merge With The Land'

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Angela Dominguez works for the Income Support Division in Portales, N.M. She's a whistleblower who spoke out about the practice of changing food stamps applications. Marisa DeMarco/KUNM hide caption

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New Mexico Defrauds The Poor Out Of Food Stamps, Whistleblowers Say

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"I didn't know what I was going to do. It just happened," Maxwell says of recording his new song "Lost," which he tracked in one take. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

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