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Alabama girl makes National Spelling Bee finals

The National Spelling Bee started in 1925 with nine contestants. Tammy Brown, Gabrielle's mother, said she was proud of her daughter's performance. Those who missed a word were eliminated, while those who survived waited to see if their test score was high enough to secure a spot among the 40 finalists .

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Scattered showers throughout the weekend will bring heavy rainfall across Oklahoma

Rain chances are on the rise again Sunday morning and continue into Monday with rain heavy at times which could increase the chance for localized flooding. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Another cold front will then drop in by Friday with another round of showers and storms. Forecasted guidance has the rain initially over inland areas, then refocus over the coastal counties later in the day and early evening.

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'March for Truth' protesters demand independent investigation into Trump's possible Russia ties

Several of the protesters held signs decrying Trump's recent move to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord. "So we want to thank all those who support Agent Orange for coming to our rally today because we welcome all", she said in front of a crowd of onlookers.

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Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

According to The Associated Press , prosecutors in the case called Spanier "a failure as a leader when it mattered most". Spanier, who received a sentence of 4 to 12 months, plans to appeal. If he had ordered an investigation, it is "highly likely Spanier could have spared some if not all of the victims who were molested by Sandusky", Shapiro said.

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EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

He further said that that Russian Federation is yet to ratify the agreement and is waiting for the rules on resource allocation to be formed as part of the deal. Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai , and Apple CEO Tim Cook both Tweeted our their disappointment, while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg called the exit "bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and [something that] puts our children's future at risk".

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Scott To Veto Ed Funding But Fate Of HB 7069 Still Unknown

The special session will focus on specific funding for public education, job growth and funding for the tourism department's Visit Florida - a source of contention in the past between the Governor and leaders of both chambers. But ongoing negotiations may be in play that could increase the $16 million that lawmakers agreed to provide to Enterprise Florida for daily operations.