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D.C. Area Students Named Rhodes Scholars

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A couple of students from the Washington, D.C. area are part of the 32 American students just named as part of the newest group of Rhodes Scholars.

Christopher Dobyns, from Highland, Md and Daniel Young from Charlottesville, Va. are among the winners selected from 838 applicants endorsed by 302 different colleges and universities. Dobyns and Young both attend Cornell University. Joseph Riley from Tennessee was another winner. Riley attends the University of Virginia.

The American students will join an international group of scholars selected from 14 other jurisdictions around the world. About 80 scholars are selected each year.

The prestigious awards provide all expenses for up to four years of study at Oxford University in England starting next October.

Rhodes Scholarships were created in 1902, and have a value of about $50,000 per year.

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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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