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Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2006 with 298 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2005 with 298 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2005 with 333 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
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Today is Monday, March 8, the 68th day of 2004 with 298 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2004 with 334 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
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'Intimidating' cross burning can be banned

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the states can ban cross burning that is designed to intimidate others.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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Today is Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2003 with 298 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2003 with 333 to follow.
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Assignment America: Keep juries dumb

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- In America we like our juries dumb and predictable. God forbid they should know anything about the case they're judging, much less the law they're judging it by
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
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Today is Friday, March 8, the 67th day of 2002 with 298 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is recognized as an important medical reformer.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard in 1829, he briefly studied law before turning to the medical profession. He began writing poetry at an early age; one of his most famous works, "Old Ironsides", was published in 1830. Following training at the prestigious medical schools of Paris, Holmes was granted his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1836. He taught at Dartmouth Medical School before returning to teach at Harvard and, for a time, served as dean there. During his long professorship, he became an advocate for various medical reforms and notably posited the controversial idea that doctors were capable of carrying puerperal fever from patient to patient. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 and continued writing poetry, novels and essays until his death in 1894.

Surrounded by Boston's literary elite—which included friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell—Holmes made an indelible imprint on the literary world of the 19th century. Many of his works were published in The Atlantic Monthly, a magazine that he named. For his literary achievements and other accomplishments, he was awarded numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world. Holmes's writing often commemorated his native Boston area, and much of it was meant to be humorous or conversational. Some of his medical writings, notably his 1843 essay regarding the contagiousness of puerperal fever, were considered innovative for their time. He was often called upon to issue occasional poetry, or poems written specifically for an event, including many occasions at Harvard. Holmes also popularized several terms, including "Boston Brahmin" and "anesthesia".

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