Sacramento-area girl reaches sixth round of National Spelling Bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. -- Samhita Kumar’s run in the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended Thursday when she misspelled her third word in the finals. The Winston Churchill Middle School sixth grader was stumped by “duxelles” (sauce with mushrooms and tomato puree) in the...

Fort Worth student thrilled to be part of National Spelling Bee

Fort Worth eighth grader Will Lourcey aced the spelling of “fallacy” and “Ruritanian” on Wednesday, but that was not enough for him to advance to the finals of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Lourcey was one of 291 participants in the preliminary rounds, and one of 188 who made it through the two on-stage rounds on Wednesday.

Top 10 Selected for National Geographic Bee

The National Geographic Bee brings tests students from across the country on international geography. Karys Belger reports on what it was like for the contestants to make the top ten.

South Korea funds U.S. center to promote Korean culture

George Washington University inaugurated a program that will expand Korean language and cultural studies at the institution on Thursday, part of an expanded program funded by the South Korean government, officials said.

Mali native on a mission at Obama’s summit

WASHINGTON – A Mali native visited the nation’s capital on a mission to help African children through the Young African Leaders Initiative(YALI) program started by President Barack Obama. "If I had given up, I would not be in (the) U.S. today," said Alfousseni Sidibe,...

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