Quotations of the day

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Posted: Jun 13, 2012 3:02 AM
Quotations of the day

"This case is a prime example of the ability of Mexican drug cartels to establish footholds in legitimate U.S. industries and highlights the serious threat money laundering causes to our financial system." _ Richard Weber, chief of the IRS' criminal investigation unit, after federal agents raided a ranch in Oklahoma and a horse track in New Mexico, alleging a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder money.

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"We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria, which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically." _ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, alleging that Moscow was arming President Bashar Assad's regime.

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"It was more than my brain could handle." _ Former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary, testifying in Jerry Sandusky's sex abuse trial, saying he heard a "skin-on-skin smacking sound" in a campus locker room one night in 2001.