Quotations of the day

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Associated Press

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 7:02 AM

"My life is in your hands, Mr. President. If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the demands, then I die." — American hostage Warren Weinstein, 70, in a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, where he says that he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

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"Austerity can no longer be inevitable!" — New French President Francois Hollande, a leftist, in his victory speech Sunday after he defeated Nicolas Sarkozy.

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"America has grown up with me. Goober is every man; everyone finds something to like about ol' Goober." — George Lindsey, in an Associated Press interview in 1985, describing his character on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw." Lindsey died early Sunday after a brief illness. He was 83.

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