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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, May 8

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Singer Enrique Iglesias (37) Word of the Day Cloud-cuckoo-land kloud-KOO-koo-land (noun) A realm of fantasy or of whimsical or foolish behavior — www.merriam-webster.com ...
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  • Word of the Day
    Cloud-cuckoo-land kloud-KOO-koo-land (noun) A realm of fantasy or of whimsical or foolish behavior — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Mother’s Day Central
    http://www.mothersdaycentral.com/
    This Mother’s Day website is your one-stop shop if you’re still looking for a gift idea, want to know the history of the day or want any other mother-related information. There are craft ideas here, too, in case you need that last-minute gift, so check it out.
    Number to Know
    375,384: The amount of births in July 2008, the highest number for any month.
    This Day in History
    May 8, 1973: A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the Native Americans.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Singer Enrique Iglesias (37)
    Daily Quote
    “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” — Irish proverb
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