Eighth-Grade Girl Wins National Spelling Bee

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Congratulations to Ohio's Anamika Veeramani, who won this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word "stromuhr," which, according to Webster's, is a "rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery." [MSNBC]

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Congrats to Anamika!

Also, did you guys hear about the controversy? Seems kind of fishy: [voices.washingtonpost.com]