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Waynesboro student's national spelling bee run ends before finals

The tiebreaker test is to try to make it more likely that one victor will be left at the end of the competition since the last three years of the national bee have had two winners. If no victor is determined by the judges, a tie breaker will decide who becomes the national champion. "We're hoping for the best". For some of them, 71 to be precise, English wasn't the first language they learned.


India Slams Trump's Charges it Signed Paris Climate Deal for Money

India Slams Trump's Charges it Signed Paris Climate Deal for Money

Pelosi said climate change is "the challenge to this generation" and her "flagship issue". The patrons-diverse in race, gender and nationality-heaved a collective sigh of disappointment when the US President announced Americas' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement .



Anti-Sharia rallies draw counter-protests, arrests

Those rallies were met with counter-protests held by people saying ACT for America is distorting Islam's teachings. Local police officers closely controlled the demonstrators and issued a few warnings but there were no arrests. Four people were arrested for loitering. Demonstrations against Islamic law today in cities across the US drew counter-protests by people who said they stoked unfounded fears and a distorted view of the religion.



Comey Testifies in Senate, Accuses Trump White House of 'Lies'

Trump is again challenging Comey after the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony before the Senate Intelligence committee last week. Trump that he would always be honest with him, but that he was not "reliable" in the conventional political sense". The timing of any such complaints is unclear, but CNN reports that Trump's legal team is "actively exploring their options".


'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

'Hard Brexit' must be abandoned after election: Scottish leader

Branding the demand for IndyRef2 "a massive political miscalculation", she said: "This morning, we have heard SNP figures acknowledge that the referendum demands were behind its bad result". Re-elected group leader at Westminster after being returned in Moray with a majority of more than 9,000 two years ago, won plaudits for his performances in prime minister's questions, with many commentators describing him as the "real opposition leader".



Putin, Saudi king discuss Qatar crisis in phone call

Analysts have said there are no signs that Qatar's neighbors want to escalate the spat by blockading its ships. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar last week, accusing it backing terrorism and promoting policies that destabilize the region.