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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Here are some memorable words and definitions from the final rounds of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Biological terms were particularly challenging, and shorter words often present a greater challenge than longer ones, which are made up of roots that spellers can piece together.
Oil prices topped $50 a barrel for the first time this year on Thursday as the global supply glut shows increased signs of easing. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for July delivery ended down eight cents from Wednesday at $49.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after exceeding $50 early in the session. In London, Brent North Sea oil for delivery in July also briefly pushed above the $50 threshold, but closed down 15 cents to $49.59 a barrel.