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Trump pulling U.S. from proposed Pacific trade deal

President Donald Trump signs Executive Orders

President Donald Trump signed an order Monday to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fulfilling a campaign pledge. Trump also signed memorandums freezing most federal government hiring, though he noted an exception for the military.

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50 Minnesota Songs for 50 Years


In honor of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary, which was Sunday, January 22, the Current assembled a list of 50 Songs for 50 Years. Which got me thinking about how many important songs have come out of our state over these past five decades, from the commercially successful to the culturally significant. This list was…

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Five years on, Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project is going strong

Lullaby Project session in 2016

In 2012, Carnegie Hall launched a 'Lullaby Project' to help young mothers write lullabies for their babies. Five years later, the project is spreading across the country.