Doomsday Clock

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A symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by atomic scientists at the University of Chicago, that views humans as minutes from midnight—i.e., catastrophic destruction
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Drivers will encounter a contraflow system and a 40mph speed limit until one minute to midnight on Sunday, November 13, or earlier if work is finished before then.
Perhaps none, however, have driven that point home as well as Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs's One Minute to Midnight, which at times reads like a thriller.
ONE MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by Michael Dobbs, Arrow pounds 8 99.
A latest close between 9pm and 9.59pm is 7-4, and Hills go 3-1 that play ends between 11pm and one minute to midnight.