Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:02 AM

"We've lost our greatest son. Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss." — South African President Jacob Zuma on the passing of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

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"They could have just rammed me and knocked me over, but they didn't do it. I could tell there was some thinking going on there. I just didn't understand." — National Park Service volunteer John Buckley after he and his wife Donna tried to save beached whales in the Florida Everglades.

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"It's not inconsistencies, it's lack of memory most of the time." — Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs on his decision not to charge Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with sexual assault, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story.

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