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The Telegram
  • Morning Minutes for Tuesday, February 12

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell (79) Word of the Day Smaragdine smuh-RAG-din (adjective) Of or relating to emeralds — dictionary.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Smaragdine smuh-RAG-din (adjective) Of or relating to emeralds — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin At His Greatest
    http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/105855746/rhapsody-in-blue-gershwin-at-his-greatest
    Listen to the radio broadcast that accompanied the addition of “Rhapsody in Blue” to NPR’s list of 50 essential classical recordings. Also listen to Gershwin’s most famous song, first performed by Leonard Bernstein and the Columbia Symphony today in 1924.
    Number to Know
    55: Number of senators who voted that former President Bill Clinton was not guilty of perjury.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 12, 1999: President Bill Clinton is acquitted after a five-week impeachment trial in which he was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell (79)
    Daily Quote
    “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” — Stephen Hawking
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