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  1. Earth Day, Deadly Kabul Attack and Barbara Bush Farewell

    Know This: On this Earth Day, learn how most Americans believe Mother Nature can be saved and how you can participate. Dozens were killed today in a suicide attack on a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, and four were killed, reportedly by a naked gunman, at a Waffle House in Tennessee. Eulogized as the “first lady of the greatest generation,” presidential wife and mother Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in Houston, Texas. Actor Verne Troyer of ‘Austin Powers’ fame has died at age 49. Tourists were evacuated today from France’s Mont-Saint-Michel abbey after a visitor reportedly threatened security services. And Nabi Tajima, believed to be the world’s oldest person, died in Japan yesterday at age 117.

    Sweet Gesture: Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush wore multicolored “book socks” to his wife’s funeral yesterday, paying tribute to Barbara Bush’s commitment to family literacy.

    Talk to Us: May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week, so we’re giving you the chance to honor your favorite teacher with the OZY Educator Awards. Nominations are due today, so be sure to tell us what’s special about this excellent teacher in your life. They could win an OZY Educator Award.

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