Good morning! It’s Friday, July 9, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:
📱 [Trending] this morning
The 14-year-old from Harvey, Louisiana, breezed to the championship at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, becoming the first African American winner and only the second Black champion in the bee’s 96-year history.
📅 What we’re watching
🔴 Tropical Storm Elsa will continue its way up the east coast, hitting New Jersey, New York and coastal New England.
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