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Wagner joins Chen, Bell on US team for world championships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Reigning silver medalist Ashley Wagner will join Karen Chen and Mariah Bell on the American team headed to the figure skating world championships in Finland in March.

U.S. Figure Skating announced the ladies, pairs and dance teams on Sunday. The men's team heading to Helsinki will be revealed after the conclusion of their free skate at the U.S. championships later Sunday.

Wagner finished second to Chen at nationals on Saturday night. Bell was third.

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