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Vogoti was eliminated when he incorrectly spelled clafouti, a type of dessert including fruit. The bee added a written tiebreaker test this year, but it didn't come into play. Last year, 13-year-old Jairam Hathwar and 11-year-old Nihar Janga were declared co-champions after correctly spelling the words "feldenkrais" - a type of exercise therapy created to reorganize connections between the brain and body - and "gesellschaft" - a kind of social relationship based on impersonal ties.
  • United States official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit

    United States official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit

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    She said Canada remains "deeply disappointed" in the USA move to abandon the accord , and that it was "very sad" to see the Americans reduced "to a footnote on climate actions". The Paris agreement was signed by 195 nations in December 2015 to outline what the world needs to do to limit the increase in temperature of the planet to less than two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times.
  • Democrat Calls for Loretta Lynch Investigation

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    Comey said "the attorney general looked at the document then looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office", said one source who was briefed.
  • British PM Theresa May reshuffles Cabinet

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    Other Cabinet appointments include ex-Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke being moved to replace Mr Green as work and pensions secretary. Gove, who campaigned for Leave in last summer's European Referendum, replaces Andrea Leadsom in the role, following her move to the position of leader of the House of Commons .
  • Comey says he does not know what 'that thing' was

    Comey says he does not know what 'that thing' was

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    He said he decided he had to "protect the credibility of the investigation". McCain asked Comey why he was willing to come to a conclusion in the case of Hillary Clinton's emails, but not the Russian Federation investigation. Comey said he didn't push back. In the transcript, based on his now-famous memos, Comey described - among other things - how Trump asked him to "let this go", apparently referring to the investigation into former Defense Secretary Michael Flynn's ...
  • Republican senator says Trump should turn over Comey tapes

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    On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey testified for three hours publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee . But Mr Trump insisted during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave to the Senate intelligence committee, and asserted that nothing in his testimony showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice .
  • May's fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

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    Johnson, one of the Conservatives' most popular politicians, tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". Downing Street said it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitting. Any such arrangement would be fraught with political risk for May, fuelling uncertainty among businesses over what the final terms of Britain's departure from the European Union would look like, and ...
  • Trump's travel ban remains blocked, circuit court rules

    Trump's travel ban remains blocked, circuit court rules

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    The ruling from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals deals the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue. The Trump administration on June 1 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Hawaii and Richmond rulings and revive the ban. "The president must make a sufficient finding that the entry of these classes of people would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States, '" Monday's ruling states.
  • Mix of pride, fear at LGBT marches

    Mix of pride, fear at LGBT marches

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    The activists also complain that Trump, although he campaigned as a potential ally of gays and lesbians, has appointed numerous foes of LGBT-rights advances to high-level positions. Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington , Sunday , June 11, 2017. For the first time in years , the USA president did not acknowledge the month publicly, and the lack of action by President Trump did not go unnoticed by the LGBT community and their allies.
  • UK election: Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

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    Johnson, one of the Conservatives' most popular politicians, tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". The party's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage places it at odds with modernizing Conservatives. May also promised that her government will "keep our nation safe and secure", after recent attacks in London and Manchester , by "cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all ...
  • Britain's Brexit Minister says May not a 'dead woman walking'

    Britain's Brexit Minister says May not a 'dead woman walking'

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    A stream of senior lawmakers entered May's No. 10 Downing St. office Sunday afternoon to learn what roles they had been given in the government. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed off claims he was plotting a fresh leadership bid, insisting that he fully supported the Prime Minister.