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  • Think you can spell? Take our Spelling Bee quiz!

    To commemorate the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week in Oxon Hill, Md., we present a quiz of all the winning words since 1925. Click on the link to listen to the word. Most pronunciations of the come from Merriam Webster's dictionary website. A new window will open and you will hear the word. Then close the window and select what you think is the correct spelling. (In some cases, the full spelling of the word will appear the URL for the pronunciation. This is unavoidable. To avoid temptation, you should hide your URL bar.)

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  • Think you can spell? Take our Spelling Bee quiz!

    To commemorate the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week in Oxon Hill, Md., we present a quiz of all the winning words since 1925. Click on the link to listen to the word. Most pronunciations of the come from Merriam Webster's dictionary website. A new window will open and you will hear the word. Then close the window and select what you think is the correct spelling. (In some cases, the full spelling of the word will appear the URL for the pronunciation. This is unavoidable. To avoid temptation, you should hide your URL bar.)

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/03

    Antigovernment protesters sit on the ground as they listen to a Friday prayers' speech during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of Yemenis held a mass funeral Friday for 50 people killed in regime-sponsored violence in the capital.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/02

    A three-year-old boy holds a flower to give to US Senator John McCain before his visit to an HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, Myanmar. McCain is in the country on an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations and is expected to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • In Pictures Scripps National Spelling Bee 2011

    Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., holds up the trophy after winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hills, Md., on June 2. Roy won by correctly spelling 'cymotrichous.'