1. Lana Del Rey’s cover of “Chelsea Hotel” is very bare-bones.
LDR’s version of the oft-covered New York anthem is built from her characteristic aching tremolo and romantically-slurred lyrics. She pouts and purrs over music even sparser than that in the original version, and if you love both Lana and Leonard, you’ll be deeply into it.
- A state of emergency was declared in Baghdad as protesters breached the fortified "Green Zone," home to most ministries and embassies in the city.
- At least five people were killed as intense flash floods swept through parts of Texas.
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