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FKA twigs' new EP is called M3LL155X (pronounced "Melissa"). It follows a breakthrough year in which her debut album, LP1, was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Dominic Sheldon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

A deft career pivot turned the British artist from a backup dancer for pop videos into a multimedia auteur, with a hand in nearly every aspect of her music career. She speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov (right), was recently convicted of terrorism charges in Crimea dating to last year, when Russia seized the territory from Ukraine. A Russian military court sentenced him to 20 years in one of several cases that have drawn criticism from human rights groups. He's shown here at a hearing at Moscow's Lefortovo District Court on Dec. 26, 2014. Mikhail Pochuyev/ITAR-TASS/Landov hide caption

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High-Profile Russian Trials Bring International Criticism

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People attend a candlelight vigil in front of the WDBJ-TV station in Roanoke, Va. a day after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Alison Parker And Adam Ward: Good Journalists Gone Too Soon

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Salt Sun and Time Bruce Cockburn
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Paul and Lakeya Mazant met in 2007, during Mardi Gras, as New Orleans was reeling from the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. The couple — pictured with their son Paul, 1, and daughter Logan, 5 — say they couldn't imagine falling in love with someone who hadn't experienced the storm. Walter Ray Watson/NPR hide caption

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A Decade After Flood's Devastation, Love Keeps New Orleans Afloat

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Eternal Now John Boutté
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The Inca were innovators in agriculture as well as engineering. Terracing like this, on a steep hillside in Peru's Colca Canyon, helped them grow food. Doug McMains/Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian hide caption

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For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

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FKA twigs' new EP is called M3LL155X (pronounced "Melissa"). It follows a breakthrough year in which her debut album, LP1, was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Dominic Sheldon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Not Scared Of Learning': FKA Twigs On Submission And Control

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In Time FKA Twigs
Clap Yo Hands (Mtume) Mocean Worker
Hey Saturday Sun Boards of Canada
'84 Pontiac Dream Boards of Canada

After working for Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, Sam Clovis this week decided to switch sides and be rival Donald Trump's national campaign co-chairman. Shown here in 2014, Clovis ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Sam Clovis: I Trust Trump To Go To Washington And Change Things

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On Thursday, balloons and flowers were in front of the Roanoke, Va., studios of WDBJ-TV. A day before, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and WDBJ photojournalist Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

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Kevin Gibbs (playing piano) met his first love while playing in a summer concert series in 1976. Courtesy of Kevin Gibbs hide caption

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Love In The Key Of Summer

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Once Upon a Summertime Tony Bennett
Until the End of the World U2

Cellists with the Playa Pops Symphony warm up before performing at Burning Man in 2014. Jaki Levy/Courtesy of Burning Man hide caption

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Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

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Purple Haze Kronos Quartet

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