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Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers

In the weeks before President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip, the Saudi government hired three US lobbying firms to do its bidding in Washington, including an obscure group made up of former Trump advisers that will receive $5.4 million for one year's work, federal records show.

By the numbers: Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is now down to 40 finalists after starting with 291 spellers. And they're vying for the $40,000 grand prize on Thursday. Here's what the 2017 final looks like by the numbers:

Obamas buy DC rental house for millions

It's only been little more than four months, but it appears Barack and Michelle Obama are so enamored with their posh Washington, DC rental home, they've plunked down $8.1 million to buy it.

3 ways Trump could dump Paris climate agreement

If President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, it likely won't be a quick, overnight process. The exit could take as long as one to almost four years.

World's largest airplane is rolled out

Even if you had been allowed to kick the tires as the world's largest airplane was rolled out for the first time Wednesday, it might have taken you a while.