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Spelling Co-Champs Beat The Bee, Leaving Judges Without Words

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:14

For the first time since 1962, there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Teens Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar tied when the pair exhausted the official list of words.

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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:04

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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U.S. Confirms American Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:47

An affiliate of al-Qaida fighting against the Syrian government tweeted the "martyrdom" of the U.S. jihadi earlier this week.

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Thailand's Military Ruler Says No Elections For At Least A Year

Fri, 2014-05-30 11:14

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power last week, also warned anti-coup protesters, saying they lack a "true understanding of democracy."

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How A Food Stylist Made Squirrel And Earthworm Look Appetizing

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:40

Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.

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Techies, White House Take Part In National Day Of Civic Hacking

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:16

Techies and activists worldwide are gathering to create apps that work for the common good, from fixing potholes to stocking food banks.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney To Step Down

Fri, 2014-05-30 10:02

President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.

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VA And Military Health Care Are Separate, Yet Often Confused

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:17

The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:10

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:08

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:03

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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