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America's Rhodes scholars are more diverse than ever

Simone Askew of Fairfax, Va., one of the new Rhodes scholars, answers questions in West Point, N.Y., in August after being selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

"The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man," AP's Gene Johnson reports:

"Among them: the first black woman to lead the Corps of Cadets at West Point; a wrestler at [MIT] who's helping develop a prosthetic knee for use in the developing world; and a Portland, Oregon, man who has studied gaps in his hometown's 'sanctuary city' policy protecting immigrants."

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