Arvind Mahankali, 13, wins National Spelling Bee

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The seven-letter word “knaidel” crowned Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, N.Y., champion of the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee, breaking his streak of bad luck in past years with spelling words of German origin.

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