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District Police, Feds: Arrested Men Tied To Mexican Drug Cartel

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D.C. police and federal officials have arrested eight men that they say have ties to Mexico's La Familia drug cartel. Police say the eight suspects were seeking to set up operations in the Washington area.

Authorities seized millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine as part of their investigation.

Undercover officers and agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested the men on federal conspiracy charges last week, and officials are expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday.

Police executed search warrants in three states and arrested the men Friday in raids that resulted in the seizure of several pounds of crystal meth and dozens of gallons of liquid meth. Police say they also recovered six pounds of marijuana, three guns and more than $15,000 in cash.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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