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Edith Fuller, 6, is National Spelling Bee's youngest-ever competitor

Carmel's Nicholas Ivan and West Lafayette's Jashun Panuru were the next two finalists to be eliminated. Organizers determined the finalists based on their on-stage spelling Wednesday and their perfo...

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Ky and W.Va. offer free fishing

Ky and W.Va. offer free fishing

It's a flawless chance for beginners to try out fishing or even for experts to take their friends and family out fishing. No matter what your level, you'll save! Normally, a general fishing license ...

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Detective: Videos show triple stabbing on train

Two lawmakers said the attack hit close to home, as their children routinely use the Northeast Portland Tri-Met line where the attack took place. Three men-Rick Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche a...

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Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended

Frank Garmback , the officer with Loehmann on that day, will start his 10-day suspension on Wednesday. "They fired him for lying on his application, which I wish they would've fired him for killing ...

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Comey set to testify June 8 on Russian Federation

Ousted FBI director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 as part of its investigation into Russia's election interference. The committee also approved subpoena...

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Officer's attorneys want Castile gun permit evidence omitted

Paul suburb of Falcon Heights last July. But squad vehicle video could emerge as key evidence in the case against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez , who goes on trial for manslaughter this...

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A look at the damage of Illinois' 3-year budget impasse

IL lawmakers are sharing some of their thoughts after having adjourned their regular session without approving a budget once again. Still, the fighting has impeded any progress on bolstering a state...

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Golfer who signed for incorrect score in 1968 Masters dies at 94

Golfer who signed for incorrect score in 1968 Masters dies at 94

De Vicenzo did not catch the error, and signed the scorecard. Tommy Aaron was playing with De Vicenzo that round and he made a mistake on De Vicenzo's scorecard and wrote down a 4. De Vicenzo contri...

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House gives tentative approval to budget bill

House gives tentative approval to budget bill

Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, the chief budget writer in the House. The comments Tuesday by Sens. Democrats , when they were in power in the Senate, ended the filibuster on confirming executive branch appo...

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Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

Fuller had everyone on the edge of their seat as she asked the judges, "Will you please give me the language of origin?" and "Are there any other pronunciations?" before slowly and correctly spelling ...

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Portland Train Stab Survivor Says Remember Harassed Girls: 'They Got Hurt, Too'

Portland Train Stab Survivor Says Remember Harassed Girls: 'They Got Hurt, Too'

Get out if you don't like free speech", Christian said while he was being arraigned on murder charges before Judge Paul G. Crowley at the Multnomah Justice Center in Portland Paul G. "Me and my ...

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After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

People watch a ground-based interceptor missile take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California, on May 30. Haley has said that the United States will open a dialogue with Pyongyang if it halts it...

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Trump to interview Pistole for FBI director

Associates have said Comey wrote internal memos describing certain interactions with Trump that gave him pause in the months after his election, including details of a dinner in which he claimed the...

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Trump will announce U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate accord -document

A USA withdrawal could deepen a rift with its allies. Trump on Wednesday declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. A USA pullout could have sw...

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Houston-area students head to Round 8 of Spelling Bee

Houston-area students head to Round 8 of Spelling Bee

The finalists were determined by two rounds of oral competition and their scores on a written spelling and vocabulary test they took Tuesday. "Slowly I've understood that even champions who spell ever...

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Top Justice official enlisted in Trump probe

But the president himself confused that message, telling NBC he thought of the "made-up" story about ties between his campaign and Russia when he fired Comey , and telling Russian diplomats firi...

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Teen targeted in Portland MAX attack meets Micah Fletcher

Teen targeted in Portland MAX attack meets Micah Fletcher

The incident that rocked the Portland city of OR happened last Friday when two Muslim girls wearing hijab allegedly faced racial slurs by Jeremy Joseph Christian while riding on a commuter train. ...

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Evergreen college closes amid campus threat

Evergreen college closes amid campus threat

The college is asking everyone to leave campus or return to their residence halls and await further instructions. The post did not provide other details. Rep. Matt Manweller said he wants lawmakers to...

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Walker signals opposition to carrying weapons without permit

Walker signals opposition to carrying weapons without permit

Currently, gun owners have to apply for a permit from the county sheriff. "I'm not anxious about the responsible people, I'm anxious about the irresponsible people", Risser said. "If someone can leg...

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Tulsa Police Officer Is Found Not Guilty In Death Of Terence Crutcher

Tulsa Police Officer Is Found Not Guilty In Death Of Terence Crutcher

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler , who charged Shelby with first-degree manslaughter in the heat of passion on September 22, has argued that Shelby, who is white, unreasonably shot Cr...

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