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WASHINGTON (AP) Ten spellers have advanced to the finals of the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee. But one of the favorites, a teenager from Virginia, did not make the finals. Thirteen-year-old Tim Ruiter of Centreville was last year's runner-up.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police say a 4-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed after he chased a ball into the street. Police say the boy darted out between cars yesterday evening in the 1600 block of Montello Avenue northeast before anyone could stop him.

WASHINGTON (AP) Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the District of Columbia is the region's lone jurisdiction that does not participate in a program that provides immigration authorities with access to fingerprint data. She says she's concerned that 16 jurisdictions surrounding Washington are participating in the program.

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