"This person who's being pursued by the CIA, our policy is loving people like that, protecting them, perhaps giving them the rights that their own countries don't give them. I think this is a worthy effort by us." — Ecuadorean office worker Juan Francisco Sambrano on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for asylum to his country.

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"I was really good at combat. I was really good at that job. It was when I was in the States that I had a problem." — Joe Miller, a former Army Ranger captain, who contemplated suicide — a persistent problem for military veterans.

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"It feels like the last 58 seconds were an eternity." — Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after Chicago scored the go-ahead goal with 59 seconds remaining in Game 6 to win its second Stanley Cup in four years, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins.