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Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama

WASHINGTON (AP) For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw. Vanya Shivashankar was one of the stars of the show, heavily promoted in ESPN's coverage. Her older sister, Kavya, won the bee in 2009, and the smiling, telegenic Vanya was participating for the fourth time, coming off a fifth-place finish in 2013. Vanya breezed through the preliminary rounds and spelled both words correctly in the semifinals. But a...

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