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Glorious one-liners from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:30

The preliminary round was full of jokes, but when it came to spelling, it was nothing but business.

       

White House stands by Carter comments on Iraq

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:25

Defense secretary criticized Iraq's will to fighting the Islamic State.

       

Classmate: Accused theater shooter not always relevant

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:12

He was socially awkward, but not angry, said a student in his doctoral program.

       

Travel ban expiring on Taliban swapped for Bergdahl

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 15:11

Five senior leaders monitored in Qatar since release a year ago may go free without new deal.

       

Officials: Dead girl, 3, weighed 15 pounds

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:58

Child's parents arrested on abuse allegations.

       

Special food, coaching among spellers' bee strategies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:45

Forty-nine spellers survived the national spelling bee's early rounds to compete Thursday

       

First Take: Sorry, Santorum. It's no longer next-guy-in-line

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:32

A deep bench and belief that history is on its side upends the GOP's runner-up tradition.

       

Obama's day: A trip to Florida

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:30

President visits Miami for a pair of fundraisers and a hurricane preparedness briefing.

       

The Short List: FIFA's corruption scandal; National Spelling Bee; quiet hurricane season

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:19

Out of the loop today? We've got what you missed.

       

Anthrax from military lab mistakenly shipped across USA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:51

Military lab mistakenly shipped anthrax bacteria across USA

       

Nebraska lawmakers override governor's veto, repeal death penalty

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:32

Nebraska joins 18 other states and Washington, D.C. in abolishing the death penalty.

       

Santorum officially begins 2016 presidential campaign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:28

The former senator from Pennsylvania finished second in the 2012 Republican race.

       

Global soccer corruption case deeply rooted in USA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 13:05

Attorney General Lynch says the suspects "abused their positions of trust" for profit.

       

S.C. cop indicted in shooting death of black driver

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:52

The 68-year-old unarmed motorist was killed in his driveway after a chase last year.

       

Immigration ruling won't go to Supreme Court — yet

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:43

Justice Department will defend Obama's immigration actions in an appeals court in July

       

Good news: Planetary alignment won't cause Calif. quake Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:40

Will a magnitude-9.8 earthquake devastate state Thursday?

       

6 simple butter substitutes for the adventurous baker

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:31

Oils, creams, and purées... oh my!

       

Disgraced Chicago cops posed with black suspect wearing antlers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:26

Photo is published as city grapples to improve relations in the African-American community.

       

Lax Swiss laws led to less scrutiny of FIFA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:03

FIFA and other sports organizations in Switzerland enjoy a multitude of perks under nation's law.

       

Study: Nearly 19% of college women reported attempted rape

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:49

Out of the 483 women surveyed, 18.6% reported instances of attempted rape beginning when they arrived on campus into the following summer.