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"Friday's the much-anticipated opening of the new Star Trek movie. It's expected to rake in $100 million this weekend. That's a whole lot — but just imagine how much more it could make if the people buying tickets were going with dates." — Jimmy Kimmel
Surprisingly, older boomers may be the last demographic to retire with enough savings to live comfortably. Younger boomers and Gen-Xers will be the first two generations not to do better than the ones before. Read
For years we've been warned to cut our sodium consumption to protect against strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. New research finds that not getting enough salt can actually increase one's risk. Read
Congressional committees are far apart on how much our $80 billion-a- year food stamp program should be cut, reflecting a wide ideological and emotional schism on the government's role in helping the poor. Read
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1536: Anne Boleyn, mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I and second wife of King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London after being convicted of adultery, incest and treason. Henry would marry Jane Seymour, the third of his eventual six wives, 11 days later.
1962: Dressed in a sheer, flesh-colored, rhinestone-studded dress, Marilyn Monroe performs a sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy’s 45th, at a fundraiser at Madison Square Garden.
1995: A real-life Doogie Howser, M.D., Balamurali Ambati graduates from Manhattan's Mount Sinai School of Medicine at age 17, becoming the world's youngest physician.
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