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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • March 27, 2013 - 2:09 AM

"You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the Internet? I mean, we do not have the ability to see the future." — Justice Samuel Alito as the Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights.

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"Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago. I am also keenly aware that the reason for my recent journey was my own doing. So please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters." — David Petraeus apologizing to an audience of mostly veterans for the conduct that led to his resignation as head of the CIA following the disclosure of an extramarital affair.

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"She thought that the nightmare was over. But she's ready to fight." — Carlo Dalla Vedova, Amanda Knox's attorney, after Italy's top criminal court dealt a stunning setback to the 25-year-old college student, overturning her 2011 acquittal in the grisly murder of her British roommate and ordering her to stand trial again.

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