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Kansas Girl Wins 2009 Spelling Bee with "Laodicean"

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Thirteen-year-old Kavya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kan., is officially the nation's best speller. With her family behind her, Kavya correctly spelled 'Laodicean' Thursday to win the 82nd Scripps National Spelling Bee. Check out the AP video: