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The Main Page includes a section where an adapted lead section from one of Wikipedia's featured articles is displayed as "Today's featured article" (TFA). The current month's queue can be found here. TFAs are scheduled by the TFA coordinators, Brianboulton, Crisco 1492 and Dank. Community discussion of suggestions takes place at the TFA requests page.

If you notice an error in a future TFA blurb, you can usually fix it yourself, but if the mistake is in today or tomorrow's blurb, you will need to leave a message at WP:ERRORS to ask an administrator to fix it. The blurbs are formatted as a single paragraph as close as possible to 1,200 characters (including spaces) in length, with no reference tags, alternate names, or extraneous bolding. Only the link to the specified featured article is bolded, and this must be the first link in the blurb. For biographical articles, birth/death dates are trimmed down to year only. The blurb should be preceded by an appropriate lead image when available; fair use images are not allowed.

The editnotice template for Today's Featured Article is {{TFA-editnotice}}. It is automatically applied by {{Editnotices/Namespace/Main}} when the article's title matches the contents of {{TFA title}}. To contact the TFA coordinators, please leave a message on the TFA talk page, or use the {{@TFA}} notification template elsewhere.


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Today's featured article

Justin Timberlake
"Cry Me a River" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake (pictured) for his debut studio album, Justified (2002). Taking inspiration from his former relationship with singer Britney Spears, he wrote it with Scott Storch and Timbaland. Jive Records released the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the US in 2002 as the album's second single. Accompanied by an electric piano, beatboxing, guitars, and synthesizers, "Cry Me a River" is a funk and R&B song about a brokenhearted man moving on from his unfaithful girlfriend. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who considered it a stand-out track on Justified and praised Timbaland's production. It won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, and the music video won the awards for Best Male Video and Best Pop Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts and charted in the top ten in other countries. Timberlake performed "Cry Me a River" on his four major concert tours from 2003 through 2015. The song has been covered by Leona Lewis and Taylor Swift, among others. Spears recorded an answer song titled "Everytime" for her 2003 studio album In the Zone. (Full article...)

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Tower of London

The Peasants' Revolt was an uprising by a wide spectrum of rural society across large parts of England in 1381. The causes included tensions generated by the Black Death in the 1340s, and the high taxes required to carry on the Hundred Years' War. The rebels sought a reduction in taxation, an end to the system of unfree labour known as serfdom and the removal of the King's senior officials and law courts. Inspired by the radical cleric John Ball and led by Wat Tyler, Kentish rebels entered London on 13 June. They destroyed the Temple Inns of Court, and set fire to law books. The following day, the fourteen-year-old King Richard acceded to most of the rebels' demands, including the abolition of serfdom; meanwhile, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord High Treasurer were killed in the Tower of London (pictured). On 15 June Richard met Tyler and the rebels at Smithfield, but violence broke out and Tyler was killed by the king's party. A London militia then dispersed the rebel forces and Richard rescinded his previous grants to the rebels. Troubles extended as far as East Anglia, Yorkshire and Somerset, but most of the rebel leaders were tracked down and executed, and at least 1,500 rebels were killed. (Full article...)

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