Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 2:03 AM

"People will say, 'We did something, and isn't something enough.' But this bill doesn't fundamentally resolve the uncertainties that generated the whole controversy." — Steven Aftergood, who tracks intelligence issues for the Federation of American Scientists, after the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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"There are states that allow inmates to choose, but it is a very different matter for a state to impose a method like electrocution. No other state has gone so far." — Richard Dieter, executive director of the anti-capital punishment Death Penalty Information Center, after Tennessee responded to a scarcity of lethal injection drugs by permitting use of the electric chair.

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"He was always watching, you know, when she was outside, he was looking through the window. She would just look at him up and then she would go right back in." — Maribel Garcia, a neighbor of Isidro Garcia, who faces five felony charges for the kidnapping and rape of a California woman a decade ago.

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