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Host Mo Rocca applauds at center as Thomas Wright, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis., left, congratulates Pranay Varada, 14, of Carrollton, Texas, on winning the 2017 National Geographic Bee, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the National Geographic Society in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 17, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pranay Varada was stung by last year's National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone — it's English; he answered French — and finished in sixth place. Determined to avoid another setback in his final year of eligibility, he started studying for...
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FILE - In this April 1, 1963 file photo, a Ringling Bros. Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close in May 2017, after 146 years of performances and travel. (AP Photo)
May 17, 2017 - 2:09 am
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant. The circus has its roots in a spectacle that began two decades before the U.S. Civil...
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May 16, 2017 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City museum has installed John Singer Sargent's painting depicting British soldiers wounded in a World War I gas attack. The American artist's 8-foot by 12-foot (2.4-meter by 3.6-meter) oil on canvas titled "Gassed" was mounted Tuesday in the New-York Historical Society's...
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This undated image provided by Marvel and Feld Entertainment shows the Marvel comic book superheroes. Fans of the Marvel comic superheroes can see their favorite superheroes in one place in a new live show debuting this summer and touring the U.S. and Canada through 2019. (Marvel and Feld Entertainment via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 7:01 am
ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — There's a moment at the outset of the new Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes show when Spider-Man enters from backstage and zigzags around the theater. It still takes the director's breath away, conveying Spider-Man's superpower strength. "It's an incredible entrance for...
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May 14, 2017 - 3:47 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Dipsomaniac was the winning word for a 12-year-old girl from Central California who won the State Spelling Bee for the third year in a row. Ananya Vinay, who attends Fugman Elementary in Clovis, told the Fresno Bee ( http://bit.ly/2qgU5uF ) she's no longer as nervous on...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones prepares to bat during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Jones says the widely condemned racial insult hurled at him at Fenway Park illustrates the need for dialogue about race and for fans to police each other. Jones spoke Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City while his team plays a series with the Royals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 13, 2017 - 5:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the Negro Leagues museum as his backdrop, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said the recent racial taunting he endured in Boston shows there needs to be more dialogue about diversity. Almost two weeks after he said he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie "Tombstone," is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter. Kilmer announced he would be coming to Arizona in August on Facebook, the Sierra...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2016, file photo provided by the Yellowstone National Park Service, a white wolf walks in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyo. A wolf advocacy group has doubled the reward for information leading to whoever shot a similar rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone officials euthanized the severely injured wolf after hikers found the animal near Gardiner, Montana, on April 11, 2017. The park offered a $5,000 reward Thursday for information leading to a conviction after announcing a preliminary necropsy finding that the wolf had been shot. (Neal Herbert/Yellowstone National Park via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 6:50 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $10,000 on Friday after a wolf advocacy group matched a $5,000 reward offered earlier by the park. Yellowstone officials euthanized the severely injured wolf...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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