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Texas boy spells 'koinonia' correctly, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jun 01 2018

OXON HILL, Md. Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after beating the same speller who defeated him at his countywide bee in February. | Video

Young whizzes compete for $40,000 prize in U.S. spelling bee

May 30 2018

OXON HILL, Md. More than 400 young hopefuls were still competing on Wednesday as the Scripps National Spelling Bee entered its second day, with some using memory aids such as tracing invisible words onto the back of their nametags as they strived for the $40,000 top prize.

Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, briefly blocked by protest

Jun 11 2017

WASHINGTON Thousands of revelers, some waving rainbow flags symbolizing gay rights, crowded Washington streets on Saturday for the city's gay pride parade in an annual party that saw anti-corporate protesters briefly block its route. | Video

Maryland prosecutors ask court to deny new trial in 'Serial' murder case

Jun 08 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. A Maryland man convicted of murder in a case featured on the 2014 "Serial" podcast was adequately represented by his original lawyer, a prosecutor argued on Thursday in an appeal of a judge's decision to throw out the conviction.

Ananya Vinay wins the 2017 U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jun 02 2017

OXON HILL, Md. Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels. | Video

Ananya Vinay wins the 2017 U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee

Jun 01 2017

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels.

U.S. spelling aces advance toward $40K prize

May 31 2017

OXON HILL, Md. Some contestants traced letters on their palms, while other word whizzes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee searched the ceiling for inspiration on Wednesday as they edged closer to the $40,000 top prize.

Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

Apr 29 2017

WASHINGTON A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. | Video

March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.

Apr 22 2017

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. | Video

U.S. Representatives vote against D.C. assisted suicide law

Feb 13 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives' Oversight Committee voted on Monday to strike down a Washington, D.C. law that would allow physician-assisted suicide there.

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