Fifteen finalists in U.S. spelling bee vie for $40,000 prize

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OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - Competitors in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee picked their way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels on Thursday as they eyed a...
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