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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, June 28

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor/director Mel Brooks (86) Word of the Day Enfant terrible ahn-fahn-teh-REE-bluh (noun) A child whose inopportune remarks cause embarrassment; a person known for shocking remarks or outrageous behavi...
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  • Word of the Day
    Enfant terrible ahn-fahn-teh-REE-bluh (noun) A child whose inopportune remarks cause embarrassment; a person known for shocking remarks or outrageous behavior; a usually young and successful person who is strikingly unorthodox, innovative or avant-garde — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    BookSwim
    www.bookswim.com
    Kind of like Netflix for books, BookSwim is an online book rental club that delivers books to your doorstep. Choose among four different price plans, create a list of books you want to read, and wait for them to arrive.  
    Number to Know
    311.7 million: The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth. — Census.gov
    This Day in History
    June 28, 1997: Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II — Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece from Holyfield’s ear.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor/director Mel Brooks (86)
    Daily Quote
    “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” — Elmer Davis
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