Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 3:03 AM

"We suited up, we brought all the snowboarding gear we use ... and added to it. Without the wind, which isn't here yet, we're good. When it gets windy, we'll be ready for it." — San Francisco 49ers fan Jeff Giardinelli of Fresno, who braved single-digit temperatures during an NFL playoff game at Green Bay, Wis.

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"It was pure dumb luck how all this happened. It's truly a miracle." — Sgt. David Mancuso after a 20-year-old upstate New York man who had gone missing for four days was photographed by an Associated Press photographer in Washington, D.C., and reunited with his family.

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"It's about real people, people with families struggling to put food on the table, to make ends meet, including ... 200,000 military veterans who are among these folks who are losing their benefits." — Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, who is pressing for an extension of unemployment benefits for an estimated 1.3 million Americans who saw their payments stop on Dec. 28.

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