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Sixth-grader Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee after nailing 'marocain'

Sixth-grader Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee after nailing 'marocain' Ananya's victory broke the bee's three-year streak of ending in a tie. This year's bee breaks the trend of ties for the top spot. The competition was held at Washington's Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. She'd spent 45 minutes and almost two dozen rounds going back and forth with 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev , of Edmond, Okla. She may have wowed the crowd with words like "wayzg... [Full Article...]

Michael Bloomberg Is Coming To The United Nations' Rescue

China , India , the European Union and others are already showing strong leadership , he added. Donald Trump claimed he was representing Pittsburgh when he left the Paris climate accord this week but its mayor has now come out and criticised his decision. [Full Article...]

May calls London attacks as 'potential act of terrorism'

Shortly after 10:00 pm local time, police had received reports about a vehicle which had "struck pedestrians" on London Bridge. Six people have died in the terrorist incidents in London and three attackers have been shot dead by police, Scotland Yard said . [Full Article...]

Seven-run seventh rallies Oklahoma past Xavier 7-2 in NCAA

Seven-run seventh rallies Oklahoma past Xavier 7-2 in NCAA The Cardinals need to win only one game to capture the Regional, facing the victor of Sunday afternoon's Oklahoma-Xavier game on Sunday at 7 p.m. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, OU's Domenic DeRenzo tripled to the gap in right center field. [Full Article...]

France 'corrects' White House video on climate pact facts

France 'corrects' White House video on climate pact facts As the U.S. stepped back from its role as a global climate leader, it made room for others to take the lead - in particular, the European Union and China . "We are already halfway there and we can accelerate our process further even without any support from Washington ", Bloomberg said. "The Paris accord is a bad deal for America", reads the opening text of the original video. [Full Article...]

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

U.S. states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord There is a case to be made that while climate change is real, there is not much that man can or should do to reverse what may not be a trend but rather a cycle that will correct itself. That column, along with those that followed, was widely debunked by climate scientists and others weeks ago. "The rest of the world will question whether the United States can be trusted", said Gina McCarthy,... [Full Article...]

Michael Bloomberg, US mayors vow to meet Paris targets even without Trump

Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement garnered severe criticism from global governments , scientists, tech giants and even celebrities. Why is the US paying other countries to reduce their emissions? Last night as I watched Donald Trump pull out of the Paris Accord I found myself in a mix of emotions. [Full Article...]

Corn mill official releases names of 3 men killed in blast

Corn mill official releases names of 3 men killed in blast Authorities said early Thursday that one person had been killed, and Richards reported later in the day that another worker had been found dead in the rubble. The plant was reprimanded by federal safety inspectors in 2011 for not taking precautions against dust explosions, which are a major hazard in handling grain, according to U.S. [Full Article...]


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