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U.S. senators participate in a photo session at the U.S. Capitol on Seersucker Thursday, June 8, 2023 in Washington, DC. Senators wear seersucker clothing on Seersucker Thursday, an annual tradition that was initiated by former Senate Majority Leader Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) in 1996, to mark the National Seersucker Day. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Breaking with tradition, U.S. senators may now wear pretty much whatever suits them

NPR's A Martinez talks to men's fashion editor Derek Guy about Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer directing the chamber's sergeant-at-arms to no longer enforce the dress code of the Senate.

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Mitski says love ties together the narratives on her new album. "Sometimes the love is not good for you, and sometimes it's a respite from a dark situation." Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mitski's 'most American' album is 'united by love'

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U.S. senators participate in a photo session at the U.S. Capitol on Seersucker Thursday, June 8, 2023 in Washington, DC. Senators wear seersucker clothing on Seersucker Thursday, an annual tradition that was initiated by former Senate Majority Leader Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) in 1996, to mark the National Seersucker Day. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Breaking with tradition, U.S. senators may now wear pretty much whatever suits them

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