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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • March 20, 2013 - 2:46 AM

"That's the problem with this place. The gun lobby is inordinately powerful." — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after Senate leaders decided not to include an assault weapons ban in Democrats' gun-control legislation.

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"They're injuries of varying severity ... to varying parts of the body. They're complicated injuries to deal with." — Dr. Michael Morkin, who treated Marines injured by shrapnel in a mortar shell explosion that killed seven.

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"We shouldn't lose our cool. When banks open, if we pull all our money out, it would be like we would be punishing ourselves." — Panayiotis Violettis, a 56-year-old retired government worker, after lawmakers in Cyprus rejected a plan to seize up to 10 percent of people's bank deposits to secure an international bailout and prevent a collapse of the country's banks.

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