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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Morning Minutes, May 12

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  • Word of the Day
    axiomatic ak-see-uh-MAT-ik adjective; pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious; aphoristic. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Fact Check
    http://www.factcheck.org/
    Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
    Number to Know
    33: In 1995, 33-year-old British mother Alison Hargreaves became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
    This Day in History
    May 12, 2008: An earthquake measuring around 8.0 magnitude occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Burt Bacharach, American pianist, composer, and producer, 86
    Daily Quote
    “A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.” — Burt Bacharach
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