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'Covfefe' stumps 2017 National Spelling Bee Champion Ananya Vinay

'Covfefe' stumps 2017 National Spelling Bee Champion Ananya Vinay

But " marram ", a word of Scandinavian origin referring to a type of beach grass, gave Rajeev some trouble, his first misspelled word in 13 hours. Twelve-year-old Ananya Vinay wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee . And she'll have to find time to watch her beloved Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals while enjoying the champion's whirlwind media tour. The correct spelling came after he got catafalque (an ornamental structure in funerals) correct in the morning round, which began ...


Virginia beats Dallas Baptist 6-3 in Fort Worth opener

Virginia beats Dallas Baptist 6-3 in Fort Worth opener

No. 2 seed Virginia enters its 14th-straight NCAA Tournament Friday as it faces off against No. 3 seed Dallas Baptist at Texas Christian's Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas . As the Frogs are prone to do, they tacked on a big crooked number inning late, putting up a six spot in the bottom of the eighth. TCU put runners on the corners with no outs and after a pitching change, Evan Skoug would hit a three-run homerun to right field to open the scoring.



Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is leaning against invoking executive privilege to try to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying about their private conversations regarding an investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, two administration officials said Sunday.



Transgender Bathroom Bill Revived in Texas

The Texas House has advanced a contentious property tax bill, one of two proposals that the head of the Texas Senate threatened could spark a special legislative session if they fail to pass. However, the measure stalled in the House. On Sunday, the Texas Senate passed another measure that many have said is also discriminatory against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


Texas Lawmaker Calls ICE on Protesters, Threatens to Shoot Colleague

Texas Lawmaker Calls ICE on Protesters, Threatens to Shoot Colleague

That's when the threats and scuffle ensued. And Rep. Matt Rinaldi wasn't exactly thrilled to see his constituents, who allegedly pushed him and acted like mean old bullies to the snowflake Republican who clearly needed a safe space. The incident highlights the raw emotions stirred by Republican efforts to put Texas in line with the priority that President Donald Trump has given to combating illegal immigration.



United Kingdom campaigning suspended, election to proceed after bridge attack

Police said counterterrorism officers raided several addresses in Barking, an east London suburb, and arrested 12 people there Sunday morning in connection with the attack. Dick said police believed the incident was under control but would need to conduct a thorough search of the area to ensure everyone was accounted for and no further suspects were at large.