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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Friday, June 1

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Morgan Freeman (75) Word of the Day Odious OH-dee-us (adjective) Arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance; hateful — www.merriam-webster.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Odious OH-dee-us (adjective) Arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance; hateful — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    The Optimist
    optimistworld.com
    Want to escape from all the bad news in the world for a day? This site is full of good-news headlines and inspiring stories about charities, positive corporate social responsibility activities, sustainable travel and more.
    Number to Know
    5 p.m.: Time when CNN went on the air on this date 30 years ago (see below). The first newscast was anchored by David Walker and Lois Hart.
    This Day in History
    June 1, 1980: Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Morgan Freeman (75)
    Daily Quote
    “We must not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable, even uninhabitable. For if we do not solve the environmental and related social problems that beset us on Earth — pollution, toxic contamination, resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger — those problems will surely accompany us to other worlds.” — Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz
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