Quotations of the day

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Associated Press

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 2:02 AM

"You know that the work of the conclave is to give a bishop to Rome. It seems as if my brother cardinals went to find him from the end of the earth, but here we are. Thank you for the welcome." — Pope Francis, addressing tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square after his selection as the successor to Benedict XVI.

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"Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day." — Michelle Obama, pushing back against the notion that she and the president don't socialize enough in Washington.

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"This is for all of the gentlemen of a certain age who think it ends at 50, because it doesn't." — Fifty-three-year-old Mitch Seavey, after winning this year's Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska.

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