San Diego teen wins National Spelling Bee

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Nicholas Rushlow, 14, of Pickerington, Ohio, reacts after spelling a word correctly during the sixth round of the semifinals at the National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 31, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md., making the five-time bee attendee one of Thursday night's nine finalists. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Snigdha Nandipati, a 14-year-old from San Diego, spelled "guetapens," a French-derived word that means ambush, snare or trap, to win the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night.

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