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There are some words that seem so modern you can't imagine them being uttered by someone from a different century. Over at The Guardian, David Shariatmadari is shattering that notion with 11 words that are far older than most people thought, including "booze," "crib," and "babe." It's all part of something linguist Arnold Zwicky called "regency illusion," or the "belief that things YOU have noticed only recently are in fact recent."

Take the acronym OMG for example. It wasn't first typed into an AIM window by a 12-year-old, but rather was written in a letter sent to Winston Churchill by Lord Fisher in 1917. "Legit" also sounds positively modern, but can be traced back to an 1897 appearance in the U.S. National Police Gazette: "Bob is envious of Corbett's success as a 'legit.'" Read about the other nine words at The Guardian. Catherine Garcia

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General Mills is recalling 10 million pounds of flour "out of an abundance of caution," due to an E. coli scare.

State and federal officials say flour is likely the link between 38 illnesses across 20 states, NBC News reports; many of the people who became sick say they ate raw flour. In a statement, General Mills said it is working with health officials to investigate a possible E. coli 0121 contamination, and has issued a voluntary recall of Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour, sold in Albertsons, Vons, Jewel, Shaws, Safeway, United, Randalls, and Acme stores.

E. coli 0121 is one of the few forms of the bacteria that can cause diseases, and the last outbreak was in 2014 and linked to clover sprouts. General Mills said that during the course of the investigation, "E. coli 0121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products." Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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On Tuesday, the U.S. government sued to keep the family of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook from receiving $275,000 from life insurance policies he took out in 2012 and 2013.

Prosecutors say while planning a terrorist attack, Farook obtained a $25,000 life insurance policy in 2012 and a $250,000 policy in 2013. His mother, Rafia Farook, is the beneficiary for both policies. "Terrorists must not be permitted to provide for their designated beneficiaries through their crimes," U.S. Attorney Eileen Decker said in a statement. "My office intends to explore every legal option available to us to ensure these funds are made available to the victims of this horrific crime. We will continue to use every tool available to seek justice on behalf of the victims of the San Bernardino terrorist attacks."

On Dec. 2, 2015, Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, shot and killed 14 people and injured 22 others after storming into a training session attended by Farook's San Bernardino County co-workers. Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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More than 50 years after its release, Mary Poppins is getting a sequel.

Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2018, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny with the bottomless carpet bag and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the lamplighter, a new character. The 1964 Disney classic starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and won five Academy Awards.

Mary Poppins Returns will be set in Depression-era London, with Jane and Michael Banks now adults, The Hollywood Reporter says. Michael is a father of three, and they are visited by their beloved nanny after the family is hit by tragedy. The movie will be directed by Rob Marshall. Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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Documents serving as evidence in a class-action lawsuit against Trump University show instructors were told how to bring in customers, convince them to spend more money on additional classes, and counter objections they might have.

Close to 400 pages out of Trump University playbooks were ordered released last week by U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, after a request by The Washington Post. The now-defunct real estate school was created by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and his attorneys objected to the move, saying the documents contain trade secrets. The pages reveal that instructors were given detailed directives on everything from how to run an event to how to dress, CNN reports. Students filled out profiles, which included listing their assets, and instructors were told to sort through those profiles and separate those with liquid assets over $35,000 from those with less than $2,000.

The playbooks also directed instructors to push the Gold Elite package on students ("if they can afford Gold Elite, don't allow them to think about doing anything besides the Gold Elite"), which came with a $34,995 price tag, and if students voiced concerns, instructors were given retorts — for instance, if a student said he didn't want to go into debt by using credit cards, he was asked: "Do you like living paycheck to paycheck? Do you enjoy seeing everyone else but yourself in their dream houses and driving their dream cars with huge checking accounts? Those people saw an opportunity, and didn't make excuses, like what you're doing now." Read more about the playbooks at CNN. Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro announced he has asked the Polish Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's ruling from last year that rejected a request from the United States to extradite director Roman Polanski to Los Angeles.

Polanski, 82, fled the U.S. for France in 1978, hours before he was to be sentenced for drugging a 13-year-old girl and having sex with her. Under a plea deal, he agreed to plead guilty to unlawful sex with a minor and served 42 days in prison, but he left the U.S. due to fears he would receive more time. "He is accused of a terrible crime against a child, the rape of a child," Ziobro told Polskie Radio. "Were he a teacher, a doctor, a plumber, or a painter, I'm sure any country would have extradited him to the United States long ago."

Polanski divides his time between Paris and Krakow, and his lawyer, Jerzy Stachowicz, told NBC News that Ziobro had previously announced he would make the request and "we were expecting this." Polanski's victim, Samantha Geimer, is now 52 and a mother of three, and she says she agreed with the lower court's decision. "I'm sure he's a nice man and I know he has a family and I think he deserves closure and to be allowed to put this behind him," she said. "He said he did it, he pled guilty, he went to jail. I don't know what people want from him." Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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The "impressive" independent candidate The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol tweeted about over the weekend is a constitutional lawyer named David French, Bloomberg Politics reports, citing "two Republicans intimately familiar" with Kristol's efforts.

The sources confirmed that French is open to running for president against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but hasn't made a final decision. French is a National Review staff writer, recipient of the Bronze Star, a veteran of the 2003 Iraq War, and the author of several books.

A source said some conservative donors are excited about the prospect of French joining the race. Kristol and French, who lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children, declined to comment to Bloomberg Politics, but in the June 6 issue of The Weekly Standard, Kristol wrote, "To say that [French] would be a better and a more responsible president than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is to state a truth that would become self-evident as more Americans go to know him." During a press conference Tuesday, Trump said any independent candidates would be "fools." Catherine Garcia

May 31, 2016
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Hong Kong businessman Vincent Lo learned the hard way just how costly getting on Donald Trump's bad side can be. What started out in 1994 as a successful business relationship between Lo and Trump culminated in 2005 in a $1 billion lawsuit, after Trump decided he was displeased with how a deal went down.

Lo, along with other Hong Kong businessmen who bailed Trump out of major financial trouble by investing in one of Trump's midtown Manhattan properties, eventually sold the 77-acre property near Lincoln Center for $1.76 billion, which The New York Times reports is "believed to be the largest residential real estate transaction in the city's history." But instead of being thrilled by the deal, Trump was livid. He said his partners didn't consult with him, and that if they had, they could've gotten more money.

So Trump sued for a "staggering breach" of fiduciary duty and demanded $1 billion in damages. While Lo recalls at first finding the lawsuit to be "a shock" — especially because he claims Trump had been aware of the deal before it happened — he says he's since realized that's just how Trump operates. "Well, that's him," Lo said recently. "To file a lawsuit is nothing. It's just like having lunch."

Read the full story on the lawsuit, and how Trump likes to spin his loss as a win, over at The New York Times. Becca Stanek

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