Jesus Lara entered his very first spelling bee last year because his best friend Sam told him it would be fun. This year, 13-year-old Jesus won his school spelling bee, then the regional event, and today he's at the nationals in Washington D.C.
Aglaya Glebova, a Russian-American graduate student, marched in Moscow last December and wrote that elections for Vladimir Putin and the parliament were rigged. She tells Dick that fellow demonstrators have been arrested and the protest movement is flagging.
Iraqis went to the polls 6 weeks ago, expecting to choose a new government, but it hasn't actually worked out that way. Ahmed Fadaam noticed that people on the street were doing something curious with the campaign posters.
Libya is still a country at war, but things have improved in the city of Misrata. People there have recently regained control from Gaddafi's forces, even as fighting continues outside the city. Iman Traina was there during some of the most brutal fighting. She and her daughter eventually escaped and she tells her story.