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Guantanamo Translator Wins Rhodes Scholarship

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Guantanamo Translator Wins Rhodes Scholarship

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Guantanamo Translator Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Guantanamo Translator Wins Rhodes Scholarship

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Yale University law student Isra Bhatty recently won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship.

When she's not hitting the books, Bhatty works as an English-Urdu translator for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. She's also a hip-hop artist and can be seen intercepting passes on a woman's football team — wearing her tye-dyed hijab.

Diane Orson of member station WNPR reports.