87th Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Ansun Sujoe, 13, left, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, 14, of Painted Post, N.Y., raise the championship trophy after being named co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee — the first time in 52 years.

Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title Thursday after a riveting final-round duel in which they nearly exhausted the 25 designated championship words. After they spelled a dozen words correctly in a row, they both were named champions. (AP)


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