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AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, NY

November 18, 2018

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TOP STORIES

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RHODES SCHOLARS

BOSTON — The latest crop of American Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday the 32 students selected to start classes next fall include 21 women, and that almost half of this year’s recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans. By Philip Marcelo and Deepti Hajela. SENT: 534 words, photo.

IN BRIEF

— BODEGA ROBBERY: Authorities say a man who chased after some men who robbed a bodega at gunpoint is recovering from being shot in the leg.

— MEDICAID-DOULAS: New York state’s health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.

— EU-REL--Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California’s wildfires and freezing weather on the U.S. East Coast.

— WATER GRANTS: New York state officials say they are spending $74 million to help fund local water infrastructure projects in the Hudson Valley and the North Country.

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SPORTS

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FBN--BUCCANEERS-GIANTS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants will try for consecutive wins for the first time since December 2016 when they play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium. By Tom Canavan. Game starts at 1 p.m. 700, photos

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