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Jake Shears Strikes Out On His Own

Scissors Sisters won the hearts of Elton John, David Bowie and Bono before going on hiatus in 2012. Lead singer Jake Shears is back with a debut solo album, full of familiar quirks and dizzying fun.

Dervish Joan Jeanrenaud
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True North You May Die in the Desert
Missoula Tristeza
Where's My Love (Alternate Version) SYML
Flowers The Deli

Cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufmann poses with her masterpiece, depicting "Great Dairy Moo-ments in Cheese History" on display at this year's Indiana State Fair. It weighs in at almost half a ton. Courtesy of Allison Pareis hide caption

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'You Never Know Where Cheese Takes You': Dairy Sculptor Savors The Moo-ments

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Big Cheese Nirvana
In Bloom (Instrumental Version) The Hit Co.
Sapphire Bonobo
Origin Misc.Inc
Vibes Misc.Inc

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Jake Shears Strikes Out On His Own

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Mississippi Delta (I'm Your Man) Jake Shears
Captivating Minthaze
Knives n` Cherries Minthaze
Riches Minthaze
Sleepyface Birocratic

Heather Heyer was killed while protesting against white nationalists at last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. Her supervisor, Alfred Wilson, and Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, talk about losing Heyer, during a StoryCorps interview. Grace Pauley/StoryCorps hide caption

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Loved Ones Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Cope With Their Loss Together

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Galactic Passport The Werks

Women protest in Buenos Aires on Thursday in support of decriminalizing abortion as Argentine lawmakers debated the measure, which was defeated in the Senate. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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For Abortion Activists In Argentina, A Campaign Waged Online Faces A Disconnect

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Cinnamon Leaf Perco Don
Breeze Freddie Joachim
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
depersoned Graves
Cmnd Dust Collectors, PRGMAT
Sides Perfume Genius

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