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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • November 19, 2012 - 2:02 AM

"Today, I have come to keep my promise, and extend the hand of friendship. The flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished. They must become a shining North Star for all this nation's people." — President Barack Obama launching a landmark visit to long shunned Myanmar, becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Asian nation also known as Burma.

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"Hamas is using the Gaza population as human shields. They are exploiting crowded residential urban areas." — Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the chief Israeli spokesman in a statement saying militants were intentionally operating in places inhabited by civilians after an Israeli missile ripped through a two-story home in a residential area of Gaza City, killing at least 11 civilians, including four young children and an 81-year-old woman.

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"I know the narrative was wrong and the intelligence was right. ... We're going to get to the bottom of how that happened." — Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee in a statement as Lawmakers say they want to know who had a hand in creating the Obama administration's now-discredited "talking points" about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.

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