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DCPS Open Today, Except For School Without Walls

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D.C.'s public schools will open on time this morning with the exception of School Without Walls in Ward 2. That school is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the week for while the building is repaired.

Four other schools require what D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray calls "minimal cosmetic repairs," but those repairs can be done while school is ongoing.

Charter schools had to be inspected as well, and William E. Doar public charter school for the performing arts building on North Capitol Street will be closed, but students will report to the Edgewood campus.

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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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