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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, October 3

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Pop star Gwen Stefani (43) Word of the Day Clitic KLIT-ik (noun) A word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted — www.mer...
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  • Word of the Day
    Clitic KLIT-ik (noun) A word that is treated in pronunciation as forming a part of a neighboring word and that is often unaccented or contracted — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Gore Vidal Index
    www.pitt.edu/~kloman/vidalframe.html
    Are you a fan of Gore Vidal or want to learn more about the writer? Check out this website, which is a collection of all sorts of information about Vidal, whose birthday is today. You’ll find biographical facts, information about the books he’s written and more.
    Number to Know
    $700 billion: Amount of the first financial bailout in the current economic crisis. The bill was signed on this date in 2008 by President Bush.
    This Day in History
    Oct. 3, 1995: O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Pop star Gwen Stefani (43)
    Daily Quote
    “A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.” — J.M. Barrie

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