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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Sunday, July 7

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Comedian Jim Gaffigan (47) Word of the Day apogee AP-uh-jee (noun) the point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the Earth; the fart...
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  • Word of the Day
    apogee AP-uh-jee (noun) the point in the orbit of the moon or of an artificial satellite that is at the greatest distance from the center of the Earth; the farthest or highest point; culmination. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Mental Floss
    mentalfloss.com
    Need to kill time? Mental Floss offers “amazing facts,” “big questions” and a “knowledge feed” to keep away the doldrums with plenty of weird and interesting things you’d never thought you’d need to know.
    Number to Know
    17: On this date in 1985, Boris Becker became the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.
    This Day in History
    July 7, 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Comedian Jim Gaffigan (47)
    Daily Quote
    “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” — Mark Twain
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