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The National Spelling Bee wrapped up last night – a tie. Short of not understanding the concept of sudden-death overtime, the spelling bee is full of smarty pants. And in many cases, smart families that breed top spellers and the contest’s best rivalries. Joe Heim reports for The Washington Post on spelling bee dynasties.

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Out of Sight

Q&A: undercover cop who took down one of California’s most notorious biker gangsLos Angeles Magazine

Thin Ice

Melting glaciers are revealing the mummified remains of long lost climbersQuartz

Talkin’ ’bout Jackson

Edit: bombing down Teton singletrackVimeo


Throwback: how Lenny Dykstra went from hard-nosed ballplayer to notorious swindlerNewsday

Cover shot: Down low – USA Today Sports Images