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BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press

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National Spelling Bee called off because of coronavirus

The Scripps National Spelling Bee won't be held as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus, meaning years of preparation by some of the...

Broken bee? Spelling experts say tougher words are out there

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee suffered a body blow when eight kids ended up co-champions because they were simply...

Elite 8: National Spelling Bee too easy for octet of champs

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — There were warning signs throughout a marathon day of spelling that this Scripps National Spelling Bee would not conclude...

Try using these in a sentence: Memorable words from the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Here are some memorable words that were used in Thursday's final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:VARSOVIENNE: A...

Can you spell Metroplex? North Texas entrants take top three spots in National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The end of the biggest Scripps National Spelling Bee in history came abruptly, and it wasn't the conclusion that...

Restless days and sleepless nights: Spelling bee takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little downtime for the dozen or so spellers who make it to the primetime finals of the Scripps National Spelling...

FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adrift and nearly out of money after three months of living out of his van in the Washington area, the gunman...

Tony Bennett receives Gershwin prize from national library

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tony Bennett, the beloved and durable interpreter of American standards whose chart-topping career spans seven decades, has been honored with this...

Kids from 6 to 15 savor moments at National Spelling Bee including Fort Worth speller

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee weeded out the field to the truly elite spellers during Wednesday's grueling preliminary rounds....

Irving 8th-grader wins National Geographic Bee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's...

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