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Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. That's after finishing quickly previous year when she was eliminated on multivalent, and tied for 172nd place in her first appearance at the Bee. The words like Yacata, Foederatus, and Schistosomiasis were the few words spelt correctly at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship 2017, the 90th instance of the erudite tournament.


Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight

Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight

The friendly ex-president made things a little more exciting when he stood up from his seat and went up to each and every passenger and shook hands with them. Former President Jimmy Carter was flying from Atlanta to Washington and chose to meet the other passengers on the plane. One person on the flight could be heard saying, "I love you Jimmy Carter".



Services to mark 1 year since 49 killed in Orlando gay club

The attack was the most deadly terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11, and the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter ever. They had there was a wish box, which was placed near the stage. Beth Larocca-Pitts, senior pastor of the congregation, said they were asked to host the event. Demetrice Naulings, who escaped from the Pulse nightclub but lost a friend in the massacre, told News Talk Florida , "Seeing all of the other people from the club, I'm pretty sure the hugs will ...


Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage

Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage

Last December, Hill also told senior Conservative lawmaker Nicky Morgan to keep away from Downing Street after criticising the premier for her expensive leather pants. Conservative Party insiders are also wondering how long May will last. "From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian, while the Times headline read: "May stares into the abyss".


Sunny, Hot & A Tad Humid

Sunny, Hot & A Tad Humid

In this case, relief for the heat wave won't arrive until late Friday or the weekend. Muggy and breezy conditions will keep our lows in the 70s, with afternoon highs climbing back into the lower 90s and heat index values creeping closer to 100 nearly every day this week.


GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role

GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role

GE shares, which had fallen 12% year to date, rose 3.7% to $28.96 in premarket trading. Flannery, 55, who is now president and CEO of GE Healthcare, joined GE Capital about three decades ago. He took over GE's Equity business in Latin America in 1997. Instead, Mr. Flannery and GE have doubled down. Flannery has led the turnaround of the healthcare business, increasing organic revenue by 5 percent and margins by 100 basis points in 2016, GE said.