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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - January 10, 2006

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling decided to kill off the parents of her fictional boy wizard after she suffered the trauma of losing her own mother, the author said in a rare interview on Tuesday.

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Lingering holidays in many parts of the world kept the foreign box office buzzing during the first full weekend of the new year.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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