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100 enter state geography bee; 1 emerges victorious

Thomas Silver, center, pauses to think of an answer at the 25th Annual National Geographic Bee at the New York State Museum on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Thomas Silver, center, pauses to think of an answer at the 25th Annual National Geographic Bee at the New York State Museum on Friday, April 5, 2013.
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Coming in second at the New York State National Geographic Bee seems to be a predictor of success.

For the second year in a row, the winner was the previous year’s runner-up at the event. Gabe Straus, seventh-grader at the Collegiate School for Boys in New York City, emerged victorious Friday at the New York State Museum by correctly answering the last question in a series of three: Name an Asian country with a ...

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