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NBC Washington
National Zoo Visitors React to Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Deathofficials killing Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla. As thousands took
National Zoo Visitors React to Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Death
NBC Washington / Posted 6 hours ago
officials killing Harambe, a 17-year-old silverback gorilla. As thousands took advantage of the good weather to visit the National Zoo in Washington, many of them were talking about the incident. The gorillas at the National Zoo are kept behind a... Read more
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WLWT-TV Cincinnati
Saturday was first barrier breach at Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World since 1978 openingworkers check the gorilla exhibit every day to make sure debris hasn't fallen a
Saturday was first barrier breach at Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World since 1978 opening
WLWT-TV Cincinnati / Posted 15 hours ago
workers check the gorilla exhibit every day to make sure debris hasn't fallen across the moat — giving gorillas a way out. National zoo and USDA officials also inspect the exhibit regularly. A veterinarian on site has tranquilizers ready, but the... Read more
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The New Yorker
“Maybe It Was the Distance”to his lips and said, “Remember that night we snuck out of my parents’ house? Y
“Maybe It Was the Distance”
The New Yorker / Posted 23 hours ago
to his lips and said, “Remember that night we snuck out of my parents’ house? Years and years ago?” “When we went to the National Zoo?” “You really don’t remember? A few nights before my bar mitzvah?” “Of course I remember. And it was the night... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Cincinnati gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosureinto the enclosure. Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America/AFP. anim
Cincinnati gorilla killed after boy falls into zoo enclosure
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
into the enclosure. Picture: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America/AFP. animal cruelty,Cincinnati Zoo,gorilla,Cincinnati,National Zoo CINCINNATI – A male gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo was killed by keepers on Saturday after he dragged around a... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Tips on how to visit DC in only two daysspend hours upon hours upon hours walking the halls taking in paintings at the
Tips on how to visit DC in only two days
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 2 days ago
spend hours upon hours upon hours walking the halls taking in paintings at the numerous art galleries, pandas at the National Zoo or reading the documents that our nation were founded on! Map Out your strategy: There is SO much to do in DC.... Read more
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Roll Call
National Air and Space Museum Repair Has 'Huge' Priceasked for a total of $200 million in fiscal 2016 for major renovation projects
National Air and Space Museum Repair Has 'Huge' Price
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
asked for a total of $200 million in fiscal 2016 for major renovation projects at its 19 museums and galleries, plus the National Zoo. Installations of a smoke evacuation system is underway in the zoo's animal facilities, plus other improvements... Read more
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Daily Mail
Panda nanny reveals what it's like to look after the cuddly bear cubsdo not open their eyes until they are six to eight weeks of age and are not mob
Panda nanny reveals what it's like to look after the cuddly bear cubs
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
do not open their eyes until they are six to eight weeks of age and are not mobile until three months. Source: Smithsonian National Zoological Park Panda-maniac: Mei treats bears like her family and keeps many pictures of the animals on her... Read more
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MLive.com
Battle Creek 10 year old bows out in National Spelling Beeguided tour of Washington D.C. with trips to the Washington Memorial and Smiths
Battle Creek 10 year old bows out in National Spelling Bee
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
guided tour of Washington D.C. with trips to the Washington Memorial and Smithsonian Museum. She visited the Smithsonian's National Zoo on Monday and Mount Vernon -- George Washington's home -- on Tuesday, with studying in between. While she... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Quest for bee trophy ends in Round 3she said. Sarah’s trip to the national bee, sponsored by the Mississippi Assoc
Quest for bee trophy ends in Round 3
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 4 days ago
she said. Sarah’s trip to the national bee, sponsored by the Mississippi Association of Educators, included a visit to the National Zoo. The family also plans a stop by some museums later in the week. Read or Share this story:... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KING5 Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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First Coast News
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
First Coast News / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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KTVB Boise
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
KTVB Boise / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
The Record Searchlight / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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Naples Daily News
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
Naples Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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MLive.com
Battle Creek fifth-grader among 11 Michiganders to compete in National Spelling Beeall-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. Spellers must be 15 or younger and ca
Battle Creek fifth-grader among 11 Michiganders to compete in National Spelling Bee
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. Spellers must be 15 or younger and cannot be past eighth grade. Overbeek visited to the Smithsonian National Zoo on Monday and Mount Vernon -- George Washington's home -- on Tuesday, with studying in betwe... Read more
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USA Today
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to competeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
National spelling bee's youngest contestant, age 6, ready to compete
USA Today / Posted 5 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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The Chronicle-Telegram
Local speller takes in sights, completes bee testvisited the Smithsonian Natural History Museum on Tuesday where they saw “mummi
Local speller takes in sights, completes bee test
The Chronicle-Telegram / Posted 5 days ago
visited the Smithsonian Natural History Museum on Tuesday where they saw “mummies, dinosaurs and Hope diamonds” and the National Zoo, according to Susan Mueller. After Tuesday’s preliminary written test, the Muellers enjoyed tea and pastries on... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Area’s spelling whiz competes in national beeherself to reach a certain point in the competition. The family has spent time
Area’s spelling whiz competes in national bee
The Toledo Blade / Posted 5 days ago
herself to reach a certain point in the competition. The family has spent time exploring, including trips to the National Zoo and Mount Vernon. Seeing the nation’s capital for the first time is “amazing,” she said. Getting to the national... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
San Angelo speller getting attention, having fun at national beeand is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day
San Angelo speller getting attention, having fun at national bee
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 6 days ago
and is having a good time, his father said. On Monday, organizers had a fun day for all the spellers, taking them to the National Zoo, offering fun activities for the kids to play together and holding a barbecue party, Vukoti said. There's also... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Words to the wise: Luke Yap ready to wrangle at national spelling beeis they compete against each other." So far, bee week has been a thrill. "Tod
Words to the wise: Luke Yap ready to wrangle at national spelling bee
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 6 days ago
is they compete against each other." So far, bee week has been a thrill. "Today we have a trip for families to go to the National Zoo. ... It's for a speller and one family member — for people to mingle together." Bee organizers, she said, are... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competitionScripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competition
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 7 days ago
Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got to take a field trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo Monday afternoon. There, spellers and their families got to enjoy barbecue, caricature drawings, limbo games... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competitionScripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competition
KIVI Boise / Posted 7 days ago
Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got to take a field trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo Monday afternoon. There, spellers and their families got to enjoy barbecue, caricature drawings, limbo games... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competitionScripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got
Spelling Bee Notes: Competitors enjoy final day before competition
KGTV San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
Scripps National Spelling Bee, the 284 spellers on hand for this year’s Bee got to take a field trip to the Smithsonian National Zoo Monday afternoon. There, spellers and their families got to enjoy barbecue food, caricature drawings, limbo... Read more
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Clovis News Journal
Bee participants spend pre-competition day at zooAriel Kokoricha gives a thumbs up as she sits for a caricature drawing at the N
Bee participants spend pre-competition day at zoo
Clovis News Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Ariel Kokoricha gives a thumbs up as she sits for a caricature drawing at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. By Brooke FinchStaff photobfinch@cnjonline.com People are about three times more likely to be struck by lightning than to compete in the... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
Belton student competing in National Spelling Bee will have a busy weekHard of Hearing will host Maes and his parents at the historic AG Bell Volta Bu
Belton student competing in National Spelling Bee will have a busy week
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Hard of Hearing will host Maes and his parents at the historic AG Bell Volta Bureau. He also will squeeze in a visit to the National Zoo. During Monday's televised interview, Maes said his love of reading has helped him hone his spelling... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lions shot dead after mauling naked man20-year-old Franco Luis Ferrada by local media, had reportedly climbed onto the
Lions shot dead after mauling naked man
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
20-year-old Franco Luis Ferrada by local media, had reportedly climbed onto the rooftop of the lion enclosure at Santiago National Zoo, Chile, and forced his way into the pen before stripped naked and taunting the lions into attacking him. As the... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Spelling successat 8 p.m. The last round will be live on ESPN. The rest of the time the family
Spelling success
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 7 days ago
at 8 p.m. The last round will be live on ESPN. The rest of the time the family plans to sightsee, including trips to the National Zoo and some museums. Events for competitors also are planned to allow the students to get acquainted. Ryan, who... Read more
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