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World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic." Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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And The No. 1 Scrabble Nation In The World Is ...

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Now Hiring: UK's First 'Night Czar' To Boost London Nightlife

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National Day Of Mourning Commences In Italy After Earthquake

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Germany Is Latest Country To Propose Burqa Ban

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Revisiting The Syrian Playbook After Obama

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Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans

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Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake

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'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban

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After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria

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A court-approved protest staged by Zimbabwe's opposition supporters seeking electoral reforms turned violent Friday in Harare when it was broken up by police. Zinyange Auntony /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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