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Former Speaker Of House Dennis Hastert Indicted On Corruption Charges

1. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert stands accused of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in "hush money" to keep someone from his town, where he was a longtime high school teacher, quiet about "prior misconduct." Read more here.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves after a guilty plea at Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 in Chicago. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, right, addresses the Illinois House, where he began his political career, while Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, looks on during session at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. The former high school wrestler coach from Yorkville was in Springfield to support a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee to restore grappling to the Olympic Games.while on the House floor (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
A pedestrian walks past the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Monday, June 1, 2015, in Chicago where former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday on allegations he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to someone from the Illinois town where he was once a teacher and coach. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 15: Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) walks through Statuary Hall on his way to the House floor to make his farewell address to Congress November 15, 2007 in Washington, DC. He announced his resignation today and said he will leave office before the end of December. Hastert, 65, announced in August he would not seek reelection in 2008. Hastert was the longest-serving Republican speaker in U.S. history, and the first speaker since 1955 to remain in Congress after losing the speakership. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert addresses the Illinois House, where he began his political career, during session at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. The former high school wrestler coach from Yorkville was in Springfield to support a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee to restore grappling to the Olympic Games while on the House floor. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
House Speaker John Boehner, left, and former Speaker Dennis Hastert listen as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks during a tribute to Henry Clay at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gestures as he speaks in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 28, 2009, following the unveiling of his portrait. Hastert was the 51st Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999-2007. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks to lawmakers on the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Hastert was being honored by Illinois lawmakers for his many years of legislative service. On Saturday March 8, 2008, voters in 14th Congressional District will vote in a special election to fill the seat of the retiring Hastert. Running to fill the seat are businessmen Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Jim Oberweis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., talks to a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, after giving a farewell speech on the floor on the House. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Dennis Hastert, former speaker of the US House of Representatives, attends the annual meeting of the Iranian resistance, presided over by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Villepinte, near Paris, on June 22, 2013. Some 500 parliamentarians from the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Arab countries were expected to join the gathering on June 22, one week after Hassan Rowhani, a moderate cleric, was declared winner of Iran's presidential election, ending an eight-year conservative grip on the Islamic republic's administration under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Maryam Rajavi, president of the NCRI, denounced the 'sham election' in Iran and called on the West to stand firm with respect to Hassan Rohani, 'responsible for the machine or repression'. AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON (Photo credit should read JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 28: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (C) is joined by current Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) during a ceremony unveiling Hastert's portrati at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert is the longest serving Republican speaker to date, holding the post from 1999-2007. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
FILE - In this 1985 file photo, U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., speaks in Springfield, Ill., when he was an Illinois state Rep. from Oswego. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
FILE - In this July 28, 2009, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, left, with his wife Jean, right, and grandson Jack, take part in a ceremony in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, where Hastert's portrait was unveiled. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais,File)
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2. Despite the major crisis for FIFA, Sepp Blatter, president of the organization for 17 years running, is asking to be reelected this week. He asks soccer leaders to allow him to lift FIFA out of corruption, but this sounds all too familiar, as he made a very similar speech in 2011. Read more here.

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Swiss attorney General Michael Lauber attends a press conference on June 17, 2015 in Bern. Swiss authorities are investigating the 2010 FIFA vote that awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
NAGOYA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 07: Chuck Blazer Chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup talks to the media during the FIFA Club World Cup Organising Committee Press Conference at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Nagoya, Japan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
This is a combo of six file photos of the soccer officials involved in the US Justice Department of investigation into corruption at FIFA. From top left clockwise a Jeffrey Webb: Current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, Jose Maria Marin Current member of the FIFA organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments, Nicolas Leoz former FIFA executive committee member and Conmebol president, Eugenio Figueredo current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Jack Warner, former FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, and Eduardo Li, current FIFA executive committee member-elect, Concacaf executive committee member . (AP Photo/File)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 27: An FBI agent wearing a mask carries a box from the headquarters of CONCACAF after it was raided on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. The raid is part of an international investigation of FIFA where nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 27: FBI agents carry boxes and computers from the headquarters of CONCACAF after it was raided on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. The raid is part of an international investigation of FIFA where nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 27: FBI agents carry boxes from the headquarters of CONCACAF after it was raided on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. The raid is part of an international investigation of FIFA where nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
Federal agents load a van with boxes and computers taken from the headquarters of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 27: FBI agents carry boxes from the headquarters of CONCACAF after it was raided on May 27, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. The raid is part of an international investigation of FIFA where nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, center, arrives for a news conference to announce an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 27: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York following the early morning arrest of world soccer figures, including officials of FIFA, for racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud on May 27, 2015 in New York City. The morning arrests took place at a hotel where FIFA members were attending a meeting for the world governing body of soccer (football) in Switzerland. The Justice Department unsealed a 47 count indictment early Wednesday charging 14 world soccer figures. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
In this Thursday April 14, 2011 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, gives a FIFA pennant to Nicaragua's Soccer Federation President Julio Rocha during the inauguration of the construction of a new National Soccer Stadium in Managua, Nicaragua. Rocha is among the soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
This is a Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 file photo of Jose Maria Marin, president of the Brazilian football confederation as he speaks during a press conference to announce the proposed host cities for football matches for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marin is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
In this Dec. 2, 2008 file photo Eduardo Li, president of Costa Rica's National Soccer Federation, speaks with FIFA vice- President Trinidad and Tobago's Jack Warner, unseen, during a visit to the Project Goal complex in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Li is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert, File)
In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Suspended FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has resigned from world football's governing body and had the corruption charges against him dropped. Warner was suspended by FIFA last month along with Asian football chief Mohamed bin Hammam over allegations of bribery during the presidential election. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)
In this May 1, 2014 file photo Eugenio Figueredo, president of CONMEBOL, the South America soccer confederation, speaks during a news conference in Bal Harbour, Fla.. Figueredo is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
In this Nov. 8, 2004 file photo Rafael Esquivel, President of the Venezuelan Soccer Federation, is shown in Caracas, Venezuela. Esquivel is among seven soccer officials that were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch, File)
This is a Wednesday, July 4, 2012 file photo of President of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, and former FIFA executive member, Paraguay's Nicolas Leoz as he speaks with former Brazilian soccer player Pele during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Leoz was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
In this March 12, 2015 file photo, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb speaks during a Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football news conference in Philadelphia. Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich. CONCACAF leader and FIFA vice president Webb of the Cayman Islands, was staying at the luxury hotel this week. It was unclear if he was detained. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Costa Rican Football Federation acting President Jorge Hidalgo speaks during a press conference on May 27, 2015, in Lindora, 20 km west of San Jose, about the capture of Costa Rican Football Federation President Eduardo Li and six executives of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. AFP PHOTO / Ezequiel BECERRA (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announces charges against FIFA officials at a news conference on May 27, 2015 in New York. The soccer officials arrested on Wednesday in an investigation into the FIFA governing body have corrupted the international game, Lynch said Wednesday. She spoke after Swiss authorities acting on the US indictments detained several FIFA leaders in a dawn raid in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked the sport's governing body. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A graphic called "Sports Marketing Bribery Schemes" is displayed during a news conference announcing an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A graphic called "The Enterprise" is displayed during a news conference announcing an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio arrives to give a press conference at the FIFA headquarters, on May 27, 2015 in Zurich. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio gives a press conference at the FIFA headquarters, on May 27, 2015 in Zurich. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio gives a press conference at the FIFA headquarters, on May 27, 2015 in Zurich. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
An FBI agent retrieves equipment from a van as he prepares to re-enter the offices of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A staff waits prior to a press conference at the FIFA heaquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
FIFA Director of Communications Walter de Gregorio attends a press conference at the FIFA headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a US investigation. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)
Picture taken from a cell phone video shows hotel employees holding a blanked to hide the identity of a person led out of a side entrance of the Baur au Lac hotel to a waiting car in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid in the luxury hotel. The case involves bribes "totaling more than US$ 100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
FIFA Director of Communications Walter de Gregorio reacts during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss police on Wednesday raided a Zurich hotel to detain top FIFA football officials as part of a US investigation. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)
FBI agents retrieve equipment from a van as they prepares to re-enter the offices of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF,) Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A man walks by the headquarters of the international soccer's top body FIFA in Zurich, on May 27, 2015. Swiss police raided the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, seizing documents and data, the Swiss attorney-general's office said. The raids were part of an investigation already underway into money laundering and fraud involving FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively, a statement said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
A cloud is seen above the headquarters of international soccer's top body FIFA, on May 27, 2015 in Zurich. Swiss policeraided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
A woman walks by a logo of international soccer's top body FIFA, on May 27, 2015 at the organization's headquarters in Zurich. Swiss policeraided a Zurich hotel to detain six top football officials as part of a US investigation into tens of millions of dollars of bribes paid to sport leaders, Swiss authorities and media reports said. (Photo credit Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images)
Media gathers outside the Hotel Baur-au-Lac where Swiss authorities conducted an early morning operation on May 27, 2015 to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. FIFA said it was seeking to clarify the situation after six football officials were arrested in Zurich on the request of US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)
People stand outside the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid. The case involves bribes "totaling more than US$ 100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
FIFA senior Vice President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon, third right, checka his phone outside an hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars. Swiss federal prosecutors also announced that they were to open criminal proceedings related to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. (AP Photo/Graham Dunbar)
The Luzhniki Stadium which will host the final of the 2018 World Cup, is under reconstruction in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. After Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings Wednesday into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told The Associated Press "we've got nothing to hide." (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Two men talk to each other in front of the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
FIFA President Joseph Blatter s attends a news conference following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, March 20, 2015. Among many topics, the Committee discussed the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (AP Photo/Keystone,Ennio Leanza)
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3. The National Spelling Bee has ended with a tie for the second year in a row! The winners, Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar are 14 and 13 years old. Pretty impressive, don't you think? Read more here.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28 Speller Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (R) of St. Louis, Missouri, hold up the trophy after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28 Speller Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (R) of St. Louis, Missouri, hold up the trophy after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28: Speller Gokul Venkatachalam of St. Louis, Missouri, spells his word during a final round of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28: Speller Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, spells her word during a final round of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28: Speller Vanya Shivashankar (2L) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (R) of St. Louis, Missouri, celebrate with family members after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28 Speller Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, celebrates with her sister Kavya (2L), who won the competition in 2009, and mother Sandy (R) after wining the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28: Speller Vanya Shivashankar (R) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (L) of St. Louis, Missouri, extend their hands for a hand shake after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sophia Han, 14, of Tianjin, China, thinks about how to spell her word "vermicide" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Dylan O'Connor, 14, of Watertown, N.Y. reacts after being announced as one the finalist for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Hailey Hogenson, 13, of Ludington, Mich., reacts to missspelling the word "intussusception" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Madeline Rickert of Minot, North Dakota, reacts after correctly spelling her word, 'telamon,' during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The championship trophy sits in front of spellers as they await the start of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Jack Miller of Abilene, Texas, spells his word, 'oenomel,' during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Kasey Torres, 10, of San Angelo, Texas, reacts after correctly spelling "octonocular" during the preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Zander Reed, 12, of Ames, Iowa, reacts after misspelling his word during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, sits alongside Gavin Buehler of Pultneyville, New York, during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Kelvin Winney, 10, of Window Rock, Ariz. thinks before spelling his word during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Kayleigh Guffey, 13, of Gastonia, N.C., spells the word "altruism" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Christopher Relyea, 12, of Cumberland, R.I. is comforted by his mother Marina Relyea after incorrectly spelling "vexillology" during the preliminaries of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Stacie Bunting hugs and kisses her daughter Kaelin Bunting, 10, of Corpus Christi, Texas, who correctly spelled "diagnosis" during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. Also pictured is Kaelin's sister McKenna, 8, center left. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Mark Beaulieu of Lexington Park, Maryland, practices the spelling of a word, 'macfarlane,' during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Jenna-May Ingal of Cathedral City, California, waits onstage following her turn during the 3rd round of the 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, May 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The championship trophy awaits a winner of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, as the Bee begins in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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4. The new One World Trade observatory offers spectacular, wraparound views that extend 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline, and it opens to the public today. Read more here.

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One World Trade Center stands in Lower Manhattan, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New York. The visitors center at the top of the 104-floor skyscraper, One World Observatory, is scheduled to open to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: One World Trade Center is viewed a week before the newly built observation deck opens on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper. Manhattan's most scenic. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Media stand on the Sky Portal, a 14-foot wide disc that delivers high-def footage from the street below at the One World Observatory May 20, 2015 during a media tour and preview in New York. This early visit to the Observatory at One World Trade Center will showcase all of the main attractions that the Observatory offers on floors 100 to 102 -- Voices, Foundations, Sky Portal, City Pulse and more. One World Observatory announced that its official public opening date will be May 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Financial District and the World Trade Center, lower center, are seen from the observatory at One World Trade Center, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The observatory atop the 104-story skyscraper opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The One World Trade Center building, center, is reflected on one of the pools at the 9/11 Memorial, in New York, Monday, March 23, 2015. The first stair-climb benefit will be held at One World Trade Center in May to raise money for military veterans, two foundations, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Captain Billy Burke Foundation, formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Eric Robinson, center, demonstrates City Pulse at One World Observatory, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The interactive ring of high-definition monitors allows guests to view landmarks and neighborhoods that they view from above. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: People look out from the newly built One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A time-lapsed view of New York seen through the years is viewed from the Sky Pod Elevator at the One World Observatory May 20, 2015 during a media tour and preview in New York. This early visit to the Observatory at One World Trade Center will showcase all of the main attractions that the Observatory offers on floors 100 to 102 -- Voices, Foundations, Sky Portal, City Pulse and more. One World Observatory announced that its official public opening date will be May 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: A panel exhibition is viewed at the to the newly built One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Midtown Manhattan, including the Empire State Building, center, are seen from the observatory at One World Trade Center, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The observatory atop the 104-story skyscraper opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A view through the Sky Portal shows a live video view of the streets below from One World Observatory, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The observatory atop the 104-story One World Trade Center opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A time-lapsed view of New York seen through the years is viewed from the Sky Pod Elevator at the One World Observatory May 20, 2015 during a media tour and preview in New York. This early visit to the Observatory at One World Trade Center will showcase all of the main attractions that the Observatory offers on floors 100 to 102 -- Voices, Foundations, Sky Portal, City Pulse and more. One World Observatory announced that its official public opening date will be May 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The City Pulse ring is seen at the One World Observatory May 20, 2015 during a media tour and preview in New York. This early visit to the Observatory at One World Trade Center will showcase all of the main attractions that the Observatory offers on floors 100 to 102 -- Voices, Foundations, Sky Portal, City Pulse and more. One World Observatory announced that its official public opening date will be May 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A video screen called Voices is shown at the entrance to One World Observatory, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in New York. The 144 monitor screen tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center. The observatory atop the 104-story skyscraper opens to the public on May 29. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: People look out from the newly built One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: One World Trade Center is viewed a week before the newly built observation deck opens on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: The view of Manhattan from the newly built One World Observatory at One World Trade Center on May 22, 2015 in New York City. The observation deck sits atop the 104-story skyscraper at the former site of the Twin Towers, opening to the public on May 29th with tickets currently being sold online. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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5. A volcano has erupted in Japan, spewing ash more than 5 miles into the sky. It is a small island, but over 100 people have been evacuated from the area. Read more here.

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A column of smoke raises from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. Thevolcano is erupting on the small island, and authorities have ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted in spectacular fashion Friday, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. No injuries have been reported, although the Japan Meteorological Agency reports that pyroclastic flows from the volcano have reached the shore to the northwest. (Kyodo News via AP)
A column of smoke raises from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. (Kyodo News via AP)
A column of white smoke rises from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. The mountain slope covered by gray color is believed to be marked by pyroclastic flows of rock and hot gases. (Kyodo News via AP)
Buildings and vehicles are covered with volcanic ash after Mount Shindake erupted on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. (Kyodo News via AP)
A column of smoke raises from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. Thevolcano is erupting on the small island, and authorities have ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted in spectacular fashion Friday, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. No injuries have been reported, although the Japan Meteorological Agency reports that pyroclastic flows from the volcano have reached the shore to the northwest. (Kyodo News via AP)
A column of white smoke rises from Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. The mountain slope covered by gray color is believed to be marked by pyroclastic flows of rock and hot gases. (Kyodo News via AP)
Evacuees gather at a shelter after Mount Shindake erupted on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. (Kyodo News via AP) 
Evacuees gather at a shelter after Mount Shindake erupted on Kuchinoerabu island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on the small island on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. (Kyodo News via AP) 
In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Motomura Nishi on Kuchinoerabu island, a column of black smoke rises from Mount Shindake, on the island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted on the small island about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP) 
In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Motomura Nishi on Kuchinoerabu island, a column of black smoke rises from Mount Shindake on the island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted on the small island about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP) 
In this image taken from a surveillance camera observed from Yakushima Nagata on Kuchinoerabu island, a column of smoke rises from Mount Shindake on the island, southern Japan, Friday, May 29, 2015. The volcano erupted on the small island about 10 a.m. local time Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island. (Japan Meteorological Agency via AP)
[NHK] Japan Meteorological Agency, announced the "eruption warning" just to Kuchinoerabujima, and raised the eruption alert level to Level 5, has called for strict vigilance as we need evacuation of island residents.
Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano on southern Japanese island has erupted. Pic via @denki_minto http://t.co/EDjSKLiRtG
Evacuations ordered after volcano erupts on Japanese island http://t.co/QGpKPDCWUX
5月29日:桜島 04時30分ごろ、九州の種子島近海で2連続の地震後、 05時07分:爆発的噴火 06時20分:爆発的噴火 07時20分:爆発的噴火 1955年の観測開始以来、観測史上最速ペースの爆発的噴火。 http://t.co/NavyYXZ35f
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