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The bleak introspection is consistent with her 2012 album, "I Thought I Was an Alien." But while the debut work had a low-fi feel, her second full-length album is marked by a heavier edge, with touches of post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux in her voice and a forceful guitar that at times evokes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. "My Dreams Dictate My Reality," which is out in continental Europe and was released Tuesday in the United States and Britain, was produced by Ross Robinson, who has worked with metal bands such as Korn and later with The Cure, whose bass-heavy noir is the most obvious influence on Soko.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to approve funding for the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration restrictions, ending a standoff that had threatened a partial shutdown for the agency. The House vote sends the $39.7 billion spending measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law. It no longer contains provisions that previously sought to block Obama's executive orders lifting the threat of deportation against millions of undocumented immigrants. (Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Susan Heavey)