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2017 National Geographic Bee Champion Pranay Varada of Texas (right) and second-place finisher Thomas Wright of Wisconsin congratulate each other while on stage with Bee moderator Mo Rocca at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 17....

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