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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Sunday, July 29

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Country singer Martina McBride (46) Word of the Day Extenuate ik-STEN-yuh-wayt (verb) To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses; mitigate; to lessen the strengt...
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  • Word of the Day
    Extenuate ik-STEN-yuh-wayt (verb) To lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of by making partial excuses; mitigate; to lessen the strength or effect of — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    NASA
    www.nasa.gov
    NASA’s website is packed with information and resources. There is information about the space shuttle program; information for teachers, students and those curious about space; multimedia presentations; blogs; NASA history information; astronomy facts; and more.
    Number to Know
    1958: Year on this date when NASA was created. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the bill creating the administration.
    This Day in History
    July 29, 1981: Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer are married.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Country singer Martina McBride (46)
    Daily Quote
    “Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous.” — Peter Jennings, who was born on this date in 1938.
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