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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Saturday, May 5

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Singer Adele (24) Word of the Day Abrogate AB-ruh-gayt (verb) To abolish by authoritative action; annul; to treat as nonexistent — www.merriam-webster.com Websites o...
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  • Word of the Day
    Abrogate AB-ruh-gayt (verb) To abolish by authoritative action; annul; to treat as nonexistent — www.merriam-webster.com
    Websites of the Day
    •Cinco de Mayo
    www.mexonline.com/cinco-de-mayo.htm
    Many people think of Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate, but do you know why? This site explains the history of the holiday, which commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army in The Battle of Puebla in 1862.
    •Churchill Downs
    www.churchilldowns.com
    Prepare for today’s Kentucky Derby by reading up on the historic host site for the Run for the Roses. In addition to the latest news on the Derby, this site also has plenty of fun features about the track and its history.
    Number to Know
    2.6: The total fertility rate or number of births in 2008 per woman in Utah (based on current birth rates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, with a total fertility rate of 1.7 births per woman. — Census.gov
    This Day in History
    May 5, 1994: American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism, a punishment that many in the United States deemed to be excessive for a teenager committing a nonviolent crime.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Singer Adele (24)
    Daily Quote
    “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren
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