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MPR's Toni Randolph with the Widening the Circle Award

ThreeSixty Journalism presented MPR News editor Toni Randolph with the Widening the Circle award. Randolph was recognized for her ability to connect with people and build trusting working relationships, as well as her work with young aspiring journalists.

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Families feel sidelined as U.S. reviews hostage policy

This past week the White House confirmed that it's conducting a review of its hostage policy, but in a press conference, White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the United States will not change its policy on ransoms: America does not pay them.

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Today’s Music News: America’s pear farmers thank Rick Ross

<p>Rapper Rick Ross is still a big guy, but he&#8217;s lost some weight recently, and he credits pears (&#8220;and s&#8211;t like that&#8221;) for helping him shed the pounds. (&#8220;Shout-out to all the pear,&#8221; Ross enthused in a recent interview.) &#8220;On behalf of our 1,600 pear growers,&#8221; a USA Pears spokesperson said in an e-mail to Modern Farmer, [&hellip;]</p>

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Leader of the Minnesota Opera resigns

Kevin Ramach says he is stepping down to do creative work. Nina Archabal, most recently the director of the Minnesota Historical Society, will become interim director.

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