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It's The Day Of The National Spelling Bee Finals, Aka Know-Nothing Thursday!

Today, the National Spelling Bee moves on to the semifinals, and tonight, it moves to the finals. We'll be following.
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Happy 50th Birthday Incredible Hulk

Fifty years ago this month, comic book artists Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced the Incredible Hulk to the world. The Hulk is the volatile alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, a physicist who's inadvertently exposed to radiation. As a result, whenever Dr. Banner gets angry or upset, he transforms into a giant, raging monster, capable of stunning feats of strength.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Queen's Jubilee

As Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years for her as monarch, Newsweek editor Tina Brown recommends readings on the history of the Queen's reign and her enduring popularity.
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D.C. Library Asking For Chuck Brown Memorabilia

The D.C. Public Library is trying to preserve the memory of D.C. music legend Chuck Brown, and so are asking residents to donate their Chuck memorabilia to be preserved in a collection.

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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, May 31

A musical weekend and a few springboards to get things started.

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TV Networks Experimenting With Bilingual Shows

Bilingual TV shows and networks have just begun popping up in the past few years. For some, it's important to serve the bilingual audience. For others, it seems unnecessary because bilingual people can already enjoy both Spanish and English-language shows.
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Every Old Reality TV Show Is Old Again This Summer

This summer, there are a striking number of reality shows blatantly ripping off existing shows. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein explains why everything old is old again on TV this summer. It has to do with the success of The Voice, NBC's first big hit in ages, which was a rip-off singing competition. It gave other networks the idea that more ratings could be scraped up by rehashing old ideas just one more time.
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Virginia Girl Youngest In National Spelling Bee History

The National Spelling Bee is always a big attraction, but it's drawn regional interest this year as well as young Lori Anne Madison, a second-grader from Woodbridge, Va., is the youngest competitor in the event's history.

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