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Eight tie in U.S. spelling bee as organizers run out of challenging words

May 31 2019

OXON HILL, MD. Eight young super spellers beat the dictionary to be crowned co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in what officials said was a first since the U.S. word contest started in 1925. | Video

Sixteen bright sparks vie for national spelling bee crown

May 30 2019

OXON HILL, Md. Sixteen young spellers, winnowed down from hundreds of contestants, will battle it out on Thursday night in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee when the champion will walk away with a $50,000 prize.

RPT-Fifty bright sparks vie for national spelling bee crown

May 30 2019

OXON HILL, Md., May 30 Fifty young spellers, winnowed down from hundreds of contestants, will battle it out on the last day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday when the champion will walk away with a $50,000 prize.

Word whiz kids tap memory tricks at Spelling Bee

May 29 2019

OXON HILL, Md. Spelling savants traced letters onto their palms or gazed at the ceiling on Wednesday while racking their brains in hopes of advancing to the next level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Word whiz kids compete for $50,000 prize in U.S. spelling bee

May 29 2019

OXON HILL, Md., May 29 Nearly 500 word wizards were still in contention on Wednesday as the Scripps National Spelling Bee entered its second day, as the best young spellers strive for the top cash prize of $50,000.

Spelling Bee aces buzz through early rounds; some stung by stumpers

May 28 2019

OXON HILL, Md. The Scripps National Spelling Bee got underway on Tuesday with most young spelling aces breezing through tricky words like "kentledge" but a few striking out on stumpers like "horripilation." .

S-T-R-E-S-S: National Spelling Bee takes step to ease pressure

May 28 2019

OXON HILL, Md., May 28 A line of youngsters fidgets on stage, waiting for a turn to spell a multisyllabic tongue-twister of a word and hoping to advance to the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. One by one, they step forward. The stress is palpable.

Texas boy spells 'koinonia' correctly, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jun 01 2018

OXON HILL, Md. Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after beating the same speller who defeated him at his countywide bee in February. | Video

Young whizzes compete for $40,000 prize in U.S. spelling bee

May 30 2018

OXON HILL, Md. More than 400 young hopefuls were still competing on Wednesday as the Scripps National Spelling Bee entered its second day, with some using memory aids such as tracing invisible words onto the back of their nametags as they strived for the $40,000 top prize.

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest

Jun 11 2017

WASHINGTON Thousands of revelers, some waving rainbow flags symbolizing gay rights, crowded Washington streets on Saturday for the city's gay pride parade in an annual party that saw anti-corporate protesters briefly block its route. | Video

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