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FILE - In this June 3, 1999, file photo Nupur Lala, 14, from Tampa, Fla., reacts to winning the 72nd annual National Spelling Bee in Washington; she correctly spelled "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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