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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, August 1

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Director Sam Mendes (48) Word of the Day scabrous SKAB-ruhs (adjective) full of difficulties; having a rough surface because of minute points or projections; indecent or scandalous; risque; obscene. R...
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  • Word of the Day
    scabrous SKAB-ruhs (adjective) full of difficulties; having a rough surface because of minute points or projections; indecent or scandalous; risque; obscene. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Goodreads
    www.goodreads.com
    Book enthusiasts can rejoice and recommend their favorites to others on Goodreads. It’s also a social network full of quizzes, quotes, lists and trivia.
    Number to Know
    38: On this date in 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
    This Day in History
    Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by police.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Director Sam Mendes (48)
    Daily Quote
    “It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” — Eric Hoffer

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