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For First Time In Four Years, Solo Speller Claims National Bee Crown

After the previous three National Spelling Bees ended in ties between two competitors, a tiebreaker was added for this year. It was nearly needed, but Ananya Vinay of Fresno, Calif., pulled out a win.

After three consecutive ties, the National Spelling Bee was determined to have a solo winner, adding a new tiebreaker procedure for Thursday night's finals in Oxon Hill, Md

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