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June 24, 2017 - 9:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, "Product of home teaching wins bee...
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June 13, 2017 - 11:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened Tuesday in Los Angeles with thousands of video game enthusiasts, analysts and industry representatives in attendance to play and show off the latest technology that will soon be hitting store shelves. The show at the Los...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton leaves the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, after his sentencing in a jackpot-fixing scandal. Tipton, a lottery computer programmer, will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 12, 2017 - 7:53 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lottery computer programmer will tell investigators how he was able to use his position to rig state jackpots for years and he and his brother will repay $3 million in prizes they improperly claimed, under a plea agreement released Monday. Prosecutors will seek a 25-year...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., holds the trophy after being declared the winner of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 02, 2017 - 4:18 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Ananya Vinay showed little emotion as she plowed through word after mystifying word in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Later, as she stood beside the confetti-covered stage, the newly crowned champion flashed a toothy grin as she inadvertently revealed...
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Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., is kissed by her father Anupanna Vinay moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 01, 2017 - 11:41 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The sixth-grader from Fresno, California, won by spelling "marocain," a French word for dress fabric made of...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, Nihar Janga of Austin, Texas, reacts to correctly spelling a word during the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md. To the fans watching on ESPN, Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 29, 2017 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair. To the tightknit community...
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FILE - In thisMay 12, 2017 file photo, actor Will Ferrell gestures as he speaks at the University of Southern California's Class of 2017 commencement ceremony in Los Angeles. Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide range of others in entertainment, politics and business. In their efforts to inspire the Class of 2017, they’ve elicited both laughter and tears and, in some cases, jeers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
May 25, 2017 - 4:21 am
BOSTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey told students to live with purpose. President Donald Trump said to ignore the naysayers. Will Ferrell sang some Whitney Houston. Those are a few of the speakers who have taken the stage at college graduation ceremonies this month to share their wisdom, joining a wide...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlined the strategy for the company Tuesday at its Tokyo headquarters. He stressed the profitability in sprawling...
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Host Mo Rocca applauds at center as Thomas Wright, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis., left, congratulates Pranay Varada, 14, of Carrollton, Texas, on winning the 2017 National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 17, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for...
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May 14, 2017 - 3:47 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Dipsomaniac was the winning word for a 12-year-old girl from Central California who won the State Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. Ananya Vinay, who attends Fugman Elementary in Clovis, told the Fresno Bee ( http://bit.ly/2qgU5uF ) she's no longer as nervous on...
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