Quotations in the News


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“We’re dealing with a celebrity who had the access, power and resources to do anything he wanted to do in the world but he chose to utilize that to cajole, convince and even take advantage of children.” — Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite on Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography.

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“You know what’s happening to Jeb’s crowd? They’re sleeping.” — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in dismissing establishment favorite Jeb Bush as unelectable and “low-energy.”

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“It was a hellstorm up here.” — Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers to KXLY-TV on the extreme conditions firefighters are facing battling wildfires in Washington state.

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“Now I feel it’s in the hands of God, whom I worship, and I’ll be prepared for anything that comes.” — Former President Jimmy Carter in announcing that he has brain cancer.

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“They can serve by my side anytime because I know I can trust them. Especially these two. I’d have no qualms about serving with them in combat.” — 2nd Lt. Erickson Krogh after Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first two women to pass the Army’s notoriously difficult Ranger School.

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“I’m aware it. Of course it’s an issue because conduct is very important. And we expect good conduct on the part of our people. … The services are looking into it and as well they should be. Absolutely.” — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who confirmed the Pentagon was looking into the list of people who reportedly used military email addresses to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison.

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