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A Spelling Bee Veteran Finally Wins With 'Knaidel'

Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York spelled the word correctly to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. And, in case you're wondering, a knaidel is a type of dumpling.

Report Says Al-Qaida Diminished, But Affiliates Still A Threat

The State Department's Country Terrorism report also says that Iran has boosted its support of global terrorism to a level not seen since the 1990s.

TSA: No More Graphic, Full-Body Airport Scans

The agency has finished retrofitting controversial full-body scanners with software that allows only a generic outline of the passenger's body to be seen.

War Zone Visit A McCain Trademark

Trips to war zones have become a signature for Sen. John McCain. While some senators use poster board displays on the Senate floor to make their points, McCain goes them one better and by posing in dangerous places alongside wary men with semiautomatic rifles.

Will Ill. Legalize Gay Marriage Before Legislature Adjourns?

The clock is ticking for those who hope Illinois becomes the 13th state to legalize same-sex marriage. After passing the Illinois Senate in February, a bill to legalize gay marriage has stalled in the House. Backers are trying to get it through before the Legislature adjourns Friday night.