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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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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."

Declared and potential candidates are already in New Hampshire. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and others spoke at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit this week in Nashua. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice For Beleaguered Battleground State Residents: Leave Town

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Kokomo The Beach Boys
Circling Four Tet

Former gang member Ricky James (left) and developer K.C. Hardin in Casco Viejo. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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In Panama, Restoring Streets And Reforming Gangs At The Same Time

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

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Chef Andrew Gerson of Brooklyn Brewery organized a dinner party featuring ingredients used by Dutch settlers and Native Americans living in 1650s New York City. Courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery hide caption

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Brooklyn Brewery Dares Diners To Eat Like Dutch Settlers

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Hold On Alabama Shakes
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"In the metal community, there's a fascination with the tangible aspect of things," says Albert Mudrian, editor of metal magazine Decibel. Bruno Guerreiro /Courtesy of Decibel hide caption

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

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

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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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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

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Malingering Thomas Newman
Golden Fang Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben-Tzur et. al.

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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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

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Don't You Evah [DJ Amaze and Alan Astor Mix] Spoon
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Cien Anos de Soledad Quetzal

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Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women

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

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