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How Much is Tonight's Powerball Jackpot?

Here are five things you should know today in Bedford.

1. Who wants to be a millionaire? The Powerball jackpot will hit $350 million for tonight's drawing. Though not the largest Powerball cash payout, the jackpot is inching closer to the $384 million that was given out in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri.

2. Bet ya didn't know ... that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! That's right, the sweet American staple has its own day. The chocolate chip cookie was first invented by accident in the 1930s when Ruth Graves Wakefield added a broken up chocolate bar to her butter cookies at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass. The chocolate held its form, and the cookies were a big hit, and the Boston Globe soon published the recipe. Now, according to Punchbowl.com, 25-percent of the cookies consumed in the united states have chocolate chips.

3. The weatherman says ... A mix of sun and clouds in the morning leads into a generally cloudy afternoon. According to Weather.com, today's high temperature inches up to 68 degrees with a 40-percent change of precipitation. Never fear, though. Temperatures are expected to rise back into the low 80s by Friday.

4. Bulldogs Bites. Here's today's schedule for Bedford High School sports programs (information obtained from HighSchoolSports.net):

5. Library lowdown. The following is a list of events and/or activities at the Bedford Public Library today:

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