"The stark, simple truth is this: The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago." — President Barack Obama, accusing Republicans of using voting restrictions to jeopardize ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.

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"We knew we were in major trouble." — Steven Clavijo, a high school senior from Santa Clarita, Calif., who was aboard the charter bus that collided with a FedEx tractor-trailer on a California freeway and killed 10 people.

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"We're getting into the stage where the signal from what we are very confident is the black box is starting to fade. We are hoping to get as much information as we can before the signal finally expires." — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes, believed to be in the southern Indian Ocean.