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Spelling bee champ stumped by the word 'covfefe'

After quite the nailbiter , 12-year-old Ananya Vinay became the 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee champion at Thursday night's 90th annual tournament, crushing the competition at last with the correct sp...

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Student Who Wrote About Pizza in Application is Accepted to Yale

Student Who Wrote About Pizza in Application is Accepted to Yale

High school senior from Brentwood, Tennessee, Carolina Williams was accepted to one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools in the United States after penning a 200-word essay about. Carolina w...

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Puerto Rican nationalist to march, but not as parade honoree

Puerto Rican nationalist to march, but not as parade honoree

The mayor says he will march on June 11 for the people of Puerto Rico, not for the people honored by the parade. "We and all New Yorkers should never forget the terror FALN inflicted on our city and...

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SEC alters graduate transfer rule, clearing way for Zaire to UF?

SEC alters graduate transfer rule, clearing way for Zaire to UF?

That would mean that Florida's penalty for the failures of graduate transfers Mason Halter and Anthony Harrell to make academic progress in the fall of 2015, originally set to extend into or thr...

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Climate deal will not be renegotiated, EU tells Trump

Climate deal will not be renegotiated, EU tells Trump

Other Pacific Island states and territories expressed dismay at Mr Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord, which he has long said was a dumb deal that put the USA at a disadvantage. Come...

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Ananya Vinay wins the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya captured the 90th championship title by correctly spelling " marocain ", which is a dress fabric made from silk or rayon, during the 36th round of the annual competition held at the Gaylord ...

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Ex-Penn State officials say sorry for inaction

He didn't appear to understand that the world was watching, telling people the news vans would eventually leave campus and life would return to normal. Sandusky admitted hugging the youngster in the s...

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2 dead, 1 missing after milling plant explosion in Wisconsin

2 dead, 1 missing after milling plant explosion in Wisconsin

Clark and James Brunker, a senior executive with M3 Insurance, which insures the company, said the problem was corrected. Classes were set to resume on Friday. In 2008, Didion Milling completed the co...

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12-year-old wins National Spelling Bee, winning word is "marocain"

A 12-year-old Californian student, Ananya Vinay , won the 90th US Scripps National Spelling Bee competition on Thursday taking home $40, 000 cash prize home. Vinay, 12, became the first solo vict...

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Kabul Bombing a Reminder of Civilian Suffering in Afghanistan

At least 80 people were killed in the explosion on Wednesday. The Afghan National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's spy agency , has attributed Wednesday's attack to the Pakistan-based Haqq...

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GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

Overall, support for the American Health Care Act is low, with just 31% of those surveyed holding a favorable view of the bill and 55% of respondents viewing it unfavorably. Overall six in 10 Amer...

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Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Supporters argued that the budget proposal demonstrated commitment to solving major problems such as the state's heroin and opioid crisis and a failing child protection system while shielding taxpayer...

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Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction

Jerry Garcia's guitar fetches $1.9M at New York auction

Halligan bought Wolf for $1.9m, including the buyer's premium , and had his $1.6m pre-premium bid matched by an anonymous charity. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Cent...

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Cities, states, companies to ignore Trump, commit to Paris climate agreement

Cities, states, companies to ignore Trump, commit to Paris climate agreement

They will also "call on all parties to uphold the Paris agreement " and "to strengthen efforts over time, in accordance with the objective and provisions of the agreement ". They are some of the wor...

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Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence

Coats won't say whether Trump asked him to deny Russian collusion evidence

He also offered some advice to Trump, outlining two "templates" that the investigation could follow: Watergate or the probe into Iran-Contra, a scandal for which President Ronald Reagan expressed cont...

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Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

The result, says Gerges, is that the USA - wittingly or not - "has poured gasoline on the raging fire" of sectarian conflict that has bedeviled the Middle East with proxy wars from Yemen and Iraq to S...

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Did Donald Trump just shove aside another world leader?

The president's visit has been widely anticipated as he was deeply critical about the alliance during his presidential campaign. Instead, he highlighted NATO's decision to invoke the article for the...

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Trump's Promise to 'Renegotiate' the Paris Climate Deal Is Pure Political Theater

Noting that Trump said he had had "extensive discussions" with people on both sides of the climate debate, it said: "One can only assume that Trump has very good reasons to leave the Paris agre...

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More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

More than 40 House Democrats want Jared Kushner's security clearance revoked

Jason Greenblatt, the White House adviser on worldwide negotiations, told the Times that Kushner has helped shape policy options on the topic of the Middle East. A top White House communications sta...

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Trump's tweeted typo covfefe becoming vanity license plates

The other T-shirt, selling for $19, says, "You had me at covfefe ", which of course is a play on a line from the Tom Cruise movie "Jerry Maguire". But in their haste to make the president look like...

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