Dev Shah wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Dev Shah, an eighth-grader from Largo, Florida, won the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee and the $50,000 prize last night. Can you spell the winning word, pronounced saməˌfīl, which means 'a sand-loving organism'?

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After winning his second round match at the French Open, tennis star Novak Djokovic said “a drama-free Grand Slam, I don’t think it will happen for me.” What’s at the heart of his latest controversy?

Novak Djokovic, the tennis star, sparked controversy during the French Open by publicly supporting Serbia in the ongoing Kosovo conflict, leading to calls for his discipline and accusations of fascism from Albanian supporters.

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Meta (previously Facebook) is threatening to block sharing of news articles on its social media sites to combat which of the following?

Meta is threatening to block Californian users from sharing news on its platforms in response to a proposed law that would require tech firms to pay for news content. The law, criticized by Meta, also mandates using the majority of these funds for employing journalists.

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Wildfires have been raging in this Atlantic Canadian province, home to a famous port city. The incident marks the largest wildfires on record in the territory. Which province is it?

Nova Scotia, home to Halifax, is currently experiencing the largest wildfire in its history. The fire has consumed over 17,000 hectares, producing flames as high as 100 meters. Another significant fire near Halifax has triggered mass evacuations. The smoke from these fires has even caused air quality warnings in the US.

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President Biden had an embarrassing incident at the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony yesterday. What happened?

Biden stumbled over a sandbag on stage and fell after handing out the last diploma. Before he fell, Biden joked "When I was graduating from high school 300 years ago, I applied to the Naval Academy."