After 86 Years, National Spelling Bee Contest Changes Rules

George Stephanopoulos reveals the top stories people are buzzing about this week.
1:44 | 04/09/13

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our instant index tonight kicks off with a curveball for the tiny competitor in the scripps national spelling bee. For the first time in its 86-year history, there will be a multiple choice challenge, not in spelling, but vocabulary. To qualify for the finals, the kids will be asked things like, which of these is an example of onmatto peaia. If you didn't get buzz, hit the books. The kids are gearing up for this already. And a new milestone for our favorite from downton abbey. How could you be so selfish? Dame maggie smith is imortallized in london's national portrait gallery. Unveiled today, the portrait is big, a full 63 inches. When dame maggie finally agreed to sit for the painting, she greeted the artist with two words -- poor you. And tonight, the white house will be filled with soul. The first lady is hosting a special concert slel berating artists from memphis, mavis staples, justin timberlake and one more music legend. One of the president's personal favorites. Somebody my husband thinks he found like the reverend al green. Let's just tell him he does, okay? Since he is the president. Like to boost him up a little bit. Okay, they sing. You decide. ♪ I ♪n love with you ♪ ♪ whatever you want to do ♪

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