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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 5, 2012 - 2:02 AM

"When I woke up, I was like, `It's freezing.' And I thought, `This can't go on too much longer.'" — Sara Zavala a Staten Island resident and a nursing home admissions coordinator in comments as overnight temperatures sank into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses are still without electricity six days after Superstorm Sandy howled through.

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"This field used to supply the regime with fuel for its tanks and our aim was to stop these supplies." — Omar Abu Leila, an activist in Deir el-Zour in a statement after Syrian rebels captured an oilfield in the country's east on Sunday after three days of fierce fighting with government troops.

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"I'm really worried about harm coming to the public. Patients should not seek this therapy on the basis of this trial." — Dr. Steven Nissen, the Cleveland Clinic's cardiovascular chief in comments after a heart disease treatment that many doctors consider to be fringe medicine unexpectedly showed some promise in a federal study clouded by ethical and scientific controversy.

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