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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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1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, creating an organization that would provide electricity to Tennessee and other southeastern states, as well as spur economic development and employment during the Great Depression.
1953: Jacqueline Cochran, director of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II, is the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound — zooming a Canadair F-86 Sabre at an average speed of 652.337 mph across Rogers Dry Lake in California. She had been encouraged in this endeavor by her good friend Chuck Yeager, who in October 1947 had become the first pilot to break the sound barrier.
2004: At 40, Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.
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