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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, July 30

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actress Hilary Swank (39) Word of the Day poetaster POH-it-as-ter (noun) an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse. — www.dictionary.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    poetaster POH-it-as-ter (noun) an inferior poet; a writer of indifferent verse. — www.dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    TED
    www.ted.com
    Check out presentations made by successful people on a wide range of topics, including technology, entertainment and design. TED markets “ideas worth spreading.”
    Number to Know
    4: “Million Dollar Baby” received the award for “Best Picture” in 2004 during the 77th Academy Awards, along with Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role, which went to Hilary Swank.
    This Day in History
    July 30, 1956: A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing “In God we trust” as the U.S. national motto.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actress Hilary Swank (39)
    Daily Quote
    “Through a painting we can see the whole world.” — Hans Hofmann
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