1. Negotiators from the U. S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a trade deal on Monday after years of talks. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the largest regional trade accord in history, joining nations that represent about 40 percent of the global economy. The agreement is meant to help set global standards on commerce, worker rights, and pollution control, and to check China's growing power.
"The Swan" is arguably the most beautiful movement of Carnival of the Animals by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, usually performed with just piano and cello. On Monday's Late Show, justifiably legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma played the tune with Stephen Colbert's house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. They didn't stick to the traditional arrangement, throwing in brushed drums, bass, guitar, and sax.