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Latest News Wires Spelling Bee: The final 50 will compete for $30,000

The youngest competitor this year is 6-year old Lori Anne Madison. The winner of the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee gets $30,000 in cash. Second place: $2,500.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In his fifth and final National Spelling Bee, Nicholas Rushlow had little reason to be nervous.

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