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The eight co-champions of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, from left, Shruthika Padhy, 13, of Cherry Hill, N.J., Erin Howard, 14, of Huntsville, Ala., Rishik Gandhasri, 13, of San Jose, Calif., Christopher Serrao, 13, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., Saketh Sundar, 13, of Clarksville, Md., Sohum Sukhatankar, 13, of Dallas, Texas, Rohan Raja, 13, of Irving, Texas, and Abhijay Kodali, 12, of Flower Mound, Texas, hold the trophy at the end of the competition in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 31, 2019 - 4:49 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the National Spelling Bee (all times local): 12:07 p.m. Eight spellers were better than the dictionary. They were better than anything the Scripps National Spelling Bee could throw at them. And they all ended up with a hand on the trophy. In the most...
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Kai the Hitchhiker
AP Photo/Union County Prosecutor's Office
May 30, 2019 - 3:29 pm
A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker” has been sentenced to 57 years in prison for the beating death of a New Jersey man.
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Man sets self on fire near White House
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May 30, 2019 - 1:18 pm
A man who set himself on fire near the White House has died, U.S. Park Police announced Thursday.
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing on Marine One for the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 30, 2019 - 10:01 am
President Donald Trump said Thursday he had nothing to with directing the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan this week. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House, Trump acknowledged that he "was not a big fan" of the late...
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Ashton Kutcher
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May 29, 2019 - 6:03 pm
Ashton Kutcher has testified at a Los Angeles murder trial that he went to pick up a woman to go out for drinks on a night in 2001 and left when she didn't answer her door, only to learn the next day she had been killed.
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Eugene Palmer
FBI
May 29, 2019 - 5:54 pm
A suburban New York homicide suspect has been placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
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A destroyed home sits in a neighborhood after it was hit by a tornado on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, south of Lawrence, Kan., near US-59 highway and N. 1000 Road. The past couple of weeks have seen unusually high tornado activity in the U.S., with no immediate end to the pattern in sight. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 5:36 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — People from Kansas to Pennsylvania picked up the pieces from a swarm of tornadoes and braced for more violent weather Wednesday in a storm that's seen a record number of twisters with no end in sight. North Texas remained under a tornado watch until the evening, while the...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller
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May 29, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Special counsel Robert Mueller announced Wednesday morning that he will be leaving the Justice Department following the conclusion of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Man sets self on fire near White House
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May 29, 2019 - 1:11 pm
A man set himself on fire outside the White House on Wednesday.
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Joe Armison looks over his destroyed barn after a tornado struck the outskirts of Eudora, Kan., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 28, 2019 - 11:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — A vicious storm tore through the western outskirts of Kansas City on Tuesday, spawning one or more tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes and injured at least 12 people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as...
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