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Miss North Dakota Jacky Arness Wins Miss Congeniality at Miss America Competition (+Pictures)

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant...


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  • Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray watches accumulated rain drip from the roof of a convertible vehicle during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • Ashton Campbell, left, celebrates being named Miss Arkansas with last year's winner Amy Crain at the Miss Arkansas Pageant in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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  • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, right, walks the runway after she was named Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev displays her swimsuit during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo, Miss Puerto Rico Yarelis Salgado waves during a welcoming ceremony for the Miss America contestants in Atlantic City N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned Sunday Sept. 14.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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  • Miss America Pageant contestants, from left, Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, Miss Hawaii Stephanie Steuri, Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges, Miss Florida Victoria Cowan, and Miss District of Columbia Teresa Davis watch arrival ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss America contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will appear Wednesday afternoon at the traditional welcoming ceremony across from Boardwalk Hall. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • In this Sept. 9, 2014, photo Miss Florida Victoria Cowen competes in the evening gown competition of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned Sunday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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  • In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo, Miss Virginia Courtney Garrett wqves during a welcoming ceremony for the Miss America contestants in Atlantic City N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned Sunday Sept. 14.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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  • Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray watches accumulated rain drip from the roof of a convertible vehicle during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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  • Ashton Campbell, left, celebrates being named Miss Arkansas with last year's winner Amy Crain at the Miss Arkansas Pageant in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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  • Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, right, walks the runway after she was named Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • Miss America Pageant contestants, from left, Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, Miss Hawaii Stephanie Steuri, Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges, Miss Florida Victoria Cowan, and Miss District of Columbia Teresa Davis watch arrival ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Miss America contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will appear Wednesday afternoon at the traditional welcoming ceremony across from Boardwalk Hall. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • In this Sept. 9, 2014, photo Miss Florida Victoria Cowen competes in the evening gown competition of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. The next Miss America will be crowned Sunday, Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

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  • Kyrie Irving of the USA celebrates scoring during the 2014 FIBA World Basketball Championship final match between USA and Serbia at Palacio de los Deportes on September 14, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) arrives at King Abdulaziz International Airport on September 11, 2014, in Jeddah for talks aimed at building a coalition with Arab states and Turkey against the Islamic State group. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to questions from Lissa Muscatine, proprietor of the Politics and Prose bookstore during a discussion on the empowerment of women and girls at the Ford Foundation, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in New York. The discussion was part of a two-day conference assessing the progress of women's empowerment since a similar conference took place in Beijing in 1995. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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  • In this handout provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama talks on the phone. (Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

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  • This Aug. 2014 photo provided by the Discovery Channel, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) (L) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) work together and attempt to start a fire while surviving on a remote Eru island, part of the Marshall Islands for Discovery Channel’s Rival Survival. Two U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle spent a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival." (AP Photo/Discovery Channel)

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  • This July 23, 2014, photo shows Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas. The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates including Vice President Biden. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on April 29, 2014. (AP Photo)

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  • Consumer advocate Ralph Nader speaks at the National Press Club on Sept. 4. To the right of Nader is Myron Belkind, the 107th president of the National Press Club. Next to Belkind is Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform. Nader and Norquist discussed issues where Left and Right can come together. (Gary Feuerberg/ Epoch Times)

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  • In this Sept. 9, 2013 file photo television news lights await the start of activity on Capitol Hill in Washington as both houses of Congress return to full legislative session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • In this Jan. 14, 2014, photo Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Pence is angering the hardcore conservatives who courted him for the White House in 2012 as he positions himself for a possible presidential run in 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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  • In this June 30, 2014, photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making an announcement about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Then the president said he was done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration, and that he planned to act on his own via executive action. According to White House officials on Sept. 6, 2014, Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections. The two officials said Obama decided Friday as he returned to Washington from a NATO summit in Wales that circumventing Congress with executive actions on immigration during the midterm campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul of the immigration system. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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  • A man looks at blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence, hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project, on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 21, 2004 The UCLA Clothesline Project is a student organization which works to stop gender-based violence. In 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day during Sexual Assault Awareness Month became an international symbol of protest against rape in response to an Italian Supreme Court decision, which overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans. The Italian Court justices reasoned that the victim must have helped her attacker remove her jeans because they believed that without the victim’s help, removing the jeans would be impossible. (David McNew/Getty Images)

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  • File photo dated June 1976 of Democratic candidate for the US Presidency Jimmy Carter during the Democratic National Convention in New York City. (AFP/Getty Images)

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