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FILE – In this June 3, 1999 file photo Nupur Lala, 14, from Tampa, Fla. reacts upon winning the 72nd annual National Spelling Bee in Washington after correctly spelling "logorrhea." Like all bee winners, she's since had to deal with the perks, drawbacks and stereotypes that come with the title — all magnified because she won the same year the competition was featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary.Today, she's 28 and finishing up a master's degree in cancer biology with plans to enroll in the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, having changed course from a career plan that had her researching memory and the brain for three years at MIT. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

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