• Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee
Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md . - A sixth-grader from California became the first solo victor of the National Spelling Bee since 2013, as Ananya Vinay correctly spelled " marocain " to win Thursday night. Vinay had a very simple mindset going in: "It was just fun to see how far I would go", she said. Now, she'll return only in a ceremonial role to help present...

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  • Dallas Baptist hits 5 homers in 6-5 win to eliminate CCSU
Dallas Baptist hits 5 homers in 6-5 win to eliminate CCSU

DBU starter Jordan Martinson (9-4) allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Seven Blue Devils recorded hits on the night. Traver came out for the eighth inning but a leadoff walk chased him from the game. Elliott Barzilli and Josh Watson would each hit two-run doubles that capped the TCU scoring to push the margin to eight runs. He was charged with o...

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  • Trump may block Comey testimony
Trump may block Comey testimony

The Senate intelligence committee announced Comey's appearance, and a Comey associate said he had been cleared to testify by Robert Mueller, another former FBI director now overseeing that investigation as special counsel. However, it's not as if these criticisms came out of nowhere either; House and Senate members of both parties had been publicly...

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  • Bloomberg Pledges $15 Million To Help Prop Up Battered Paris Climate Deal
Bloomberg Pledges $15 Million To Help Prop Up Battered Paris Climate Deal

Mr. Trudeau spoke on Friday to French President Emmanuel Macron, and the two agreed to work with "like-minded partners" to meet the goals of Paris, the Prime Minister's Office said. Mr Trump indicated he was open to another climate deal "on terms that are fair to the United States" but the leaders of France, Germany and Italy quickly issued a joint...

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  • Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools
Texas Aims to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Public Schools

For students who wish to opt out of using their designated bathrooms, a private single occupancy bathroom will serve as an alternative. It was approved after heated debate on the floor. We do not", she said. House Speaker Joe Straus had called Patrick's threat "regrettable". State Republicans are once again trying to restrict transgender peop...

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  • Liam Gallagher wants Oasis reunion
Liam Gallagher wants Oasis reunion

Well, our kid is back and while the sunshiiiiine may have faded from Old Trafford, he still delivered a thumping set that included Rock 'n Roll Star, Wall of Glass and the iconic Live Forever . The younger Gallagher debuted his first solo single, Wall Of Glass , last week and when asked about a possible Oasis reunion, said: "No". "It's good...

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  • Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session
Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

He said Texas must address student "privacy, safety and security" but didn't say how far a bill must go - including whether it must require transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. The bill allows public schools to restrict transgender students to using only single-use facilities. Patrick has de...

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  • Chaos at Texas Capitol as Lawmakers Scuffle, Issue Threats Amid Immigration Protest
Chaos at Texas Capitol as Lawmakers Scuffle, Issue Threats Amid Immigration Protest

Immigration and Customs Enforcement on people protesting Texas' new anti-sanctuary city law at the state Capitol. Rinaldi defended himself in a subsequent Facebook post where he said Nevarez "threatened my life on the House floor after I called ICE on several illegal immigrants who held signs in the gallery which said 'I am illegal and her...

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  • Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack, official says
Canadian 'impacted' by London terror attack, official says

Twelve people were arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Barking area of east London, police said on Sunday. Earlier, condemning the brutal attacks at the London Bridge and nearby, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that there is "far too much tolerance of extremism in our country".

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  • Nicola Sturgeon believes Scotland will be independent by 2025
Nicola Sturgeon believes Scotland will be independent by 2025

The idea of a so-called progressive alliance involving Labour and the SNP in the event of a hung parliament is "absolute nonsense", Alistair Darling has said. She said: "The Tories' austerity agenda has failed on every count - not only has it choked off the economic recovery but the years of underinvestment have put huge pressure on public servic...

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  • Michigan's Perry back with football team as he awaits trial
Michigan's Perry back with football team as he awaits trial

When Jim Harbaugh took over at MI in 2014, he made a big change to the team's uniforms, going with an all-white retro look on the road. The charges stem from an incident outside an East Lansing bar in October. "At least once this year [we'll wear it]". "We talked about it when we first signed up with Nike that would be something we would be int...

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  • House Committee subpoenas ex-NSA, Trump's lawyer
House Committee subpoenas ex-NSA, Trump's lawyer

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas Wednesday for documents related to his allegations that Trump transition team members' identities were improperly unveiled in intelligence reports, inspiring Democrats to accuse him of trying to distract from their accelerating probe into Trump associates' alleged Kremlin ties.

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  • NewsAlert: 12 people arrested after London Bridge attack, police say
NewsAlert: 12 people arrested after London Bridge attack, police say

Forty-eight people were also injured. Police announced the two incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were "terrorist incidents" and warned people to avoid the area while emergency vehicles responded to the attacks. "Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days", Khan added. They asked ...

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  • Sen. Sullivan: Intercept Test Sends Clear Message to North Korea
Sen. Sullivan: Intercept Test Sends Clear Message to North Korea

Syring said in a statement . A statement from the Missile Defence Agency said the interceptor "destroyed the target in a direct collision". The Defense Department said it will continue to evaluate other data to determine how the system performed.

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  • Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation
Flynn to give Senate panel some documents in Russian Federation investigation

Among those issued subpoenas were Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his company , as well as Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and his law firm. Trump has denied any wrongdoing. The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway , R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention th...

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  • Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony
Officials say Trump may not try to block Comey's testimony

At least a dozen other people have been under consideration, according to a White House spokeswoman, but not all have been interviewed by Trump . The investigations began after USA intelligence agencies concluded Russia hacked Democratic National Committee computer servers a year ago with the intent of inflicting damage on the campaign of De...

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  • Donald Trump criticises Sadiq Khan's response to London attack
Donald Trump criticises Sadiq Khan's response to London attack

Police said they were called just after 10 p.m. (2100GMT) to reports of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on the bridge, which crosses the River Thames in central London . Rowley says police are confident that the three men fatally shot by officers in the minutes after the assault were the only attackers, but there is "clearly more to do" in the inv...

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  • Counselors, support offered for students in Cambria following explosion
Counselors, support offered for students in Cambria following explosion

Clark said the company is working with authorities and the cause for the explosion is still under investigation. A review of online OSHA records shows the plant was cited in January 2011 for exposing its workers to dust explosion hazards. Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards said the search is going slowly because the structure of the building i...

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  • Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet
Will Trump block Comey testimony? White House does not know yet

One of the administration officials said Trump wants Comey to testify because the president has nothing to hide and wants Comey's statements to be publicly aired. 'When Director Comey goes to testify, I think that will be a very clarifying moment. If the White House did block Comey, it would also spark a political outcry and perhaps damage T...

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  • Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble
Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble

The village of Cambria is thanking community members for their generosity and support after the Didion Milling explosion in Cambria Wednesday night. Sixteen employees were working when the blast occurred around 11 p.m.at the plant that processes corn for ethanol and other uses.

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  • Xavier beats Radford 3-1 to stay alive in NCAA Tournament
Xavier beats Radford 3-1 to stay alive in NCAA Tournament

Top-seeded Louisville (48-10) led behind a six-run third inning before Radford scored four times in the fourth and twice more in the sixth to tie it. Taylor also had a game-tying sacrifice fly in the sixth for Louisville. The guy Logan Taylor wanted to see, propelling a line shot to centerfield, sending Lyman and Josh Stowers home, giving UofL a ...

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  • In Shift, White House Refers Russia Questions to Outside Counsel
In Shift, White House Refers Russia Questions to Outside Counsel

Trump's longtime attorney - is being retained as part of an outside legal team to represent him in the investigation into Russian interference in the election. James Comey , fired by Trump as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is reportedly due to testify to a congressional committee as early as next week.

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  • Illinois Lawmakers adjourn without passing budget
Illinois Lawmakers adjourn without passing budget

The Executive Committee on Tuesday approved a proposal that eases the process of merging or dissolving townships or for cities to absorb townships of the same geographical area. "Once again, a tragic failure to serve the people of IL". Cullerton put that in a separate bill approved Tuesday. That's because starting Thursday, passing a budget will re...

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  • Wisconsin senator reacts to healthcare CBO report
Wisconsin senator reacts to healthcare CBO report

Cassidy, who is also a physician , previously cited late night host Jimmy Kimmel's emotional monologue about health care to use as a measuring stick on a GOP bill. But the AHCA will kick millions of people off of their insurance plans, and by 2026, an estimated 51 million Americans won't have health insurance .

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  • Trump slams London's mayor in wake of attacks
Trump slams London's mayor in wake of attacks

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said that while they believe all the attackers were killed, the investigation continued. The attack came days ahead of a June 8 general election, nearly two weeks after 22 people were killed in a bombing at a concert in Manchester .

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  • Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court
Hate speech stabbing suspect has repeated outbursts in court

Fletcher acknowledged "of course we need to support" the three men who defended the girls, thanking donors and well-wishers for their support - but stressed that "we need to remember this is about those little girls". Countless people across the world mourned the deaths of courageous souls who stood up to a white supremacist yelling racial and re...

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  • House Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas in Russian Federation investigation
House Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas in Russian Federation investigation

Democrats say Comey's dismissal was aimed at hindering the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, which has since been taken over by a special counsel, Robert Mueller, himself a former FBI director. The Journal reported that those subpoenas were issued to the CIA, FBI, and NSA and are seeking information related to unmasking requests made by f...

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  • Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

This image courtesy of John Madonna Construction shows California Highway 1 covered by a landslide at Mud Creek in Monterey County on May 22, 2017 . " A massive slide . We've never seen anything like that", said Colin Jones, the transportation agency's spokesman for the area. The rough winter has closed at least two other stretches of road i...

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  • Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner
Ananya Vinay Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee, 13th Consecutive Indian-American Winner

She's forgiven, though, since apparently only a "small group of people" knows what "covfefe" even means. The hosts continued the joke, giving the word the false definition of "a nonsense word made up by the 45th president of the United States in a late-night tweet", while showing a false dictionary entry on the screen.

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  • Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney
Spicer refers Russia investigation questions to Trump's outside attorney

Although questions have been raised about Kushner's contacts with the Russians, the FBI has said he is not at the moment under investigation, and he has volunteered to testify before the congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

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  • Bounty hunters, fugitive killed in gunfight at auto dealership
Bounty hunters, fugitive killed in gunfight at auto dealership

The shooting occurred around 7:15 p.m.at a Nissan dealership in Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. No one else was struck by the gunfire, but 911 calls released by the city reveal the terror felt by those in the dealership. Dealership owner Rick Ford says the first two men to arrive waited several hours for the third man to show up. Ja...

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  • National Spelling Bee victor clinches title with 'marocain'
National Spelling Bee victor clinches title with 'marocain'

Ananya described her win as a dream come true. Rohan was out of the competition after he misspelt the word " marram , ' a type of coarse perennial grass". To break the ties that had ended the previous three championship rounds, the bee added a written, 24-question test that all finalists had to take Thursday night.

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  • Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Reinstate 'Muslim Ban'
Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Reinstate 'Muslim Ban'

Justice Department lawyers asked the court to overturn a decision of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that kept in place a freeze on President Trumps revised ban. A federal judge in Hawaii also ruled the ban was discriminatory. The government had argued that the court should not take into account President Trump's cam...

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  • Investors Bet Trump Climate Withdrawal to Boost US Drilling
Investors Bet Trump Climate Withdrawal to Boost US Drilling

Mayors have said they will continue to implement emission reduction initiatives despite TRump's decision. The goal is to cap global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Sustainability and environmental improvements have been one Reed's big pushes as mayor. Under Obama, the USA transferred $1 billion, but...

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  • Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time
Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time

All three men are also facing two years of probation and 200 hours of community service. The scandal led to the dismissal of head football coach Joe Paterno , who was never charged in the case. Pennsylvania's attorney general said the verdict "leaves no doubt that there are consequences for failing to protect children in Pennsylvania". "And th...

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