Quotations of the day

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Posted: Dec 02, 2009 1:58 PM

"I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone." Tiger Woods, in a statement following a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with him.

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"Failure in Afghanistan would mean a Taliban takeover of much, if not most, of the country and likely a renewed civil war. Taliban-ruled areas could in short order become, once again, a sanctuary for al-Qaida as well as a staging area for resurgent militant groups on the offensive in Pakistan." Defense Secretary Robert Gates in prepared testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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"Just let it go. We're no organized crime family. We're a family. That's all we are." Victoria Gotti, John "Junior" Gotti's sister, asked about a possibility of another trial after jurors deadlocked in the racketeering trial of her brother.