Quotations of the day

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Posted: May 17, 2013 3:00 AM

"It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission." — Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, saying trust between soldiers and their leaders has been violated by a recent string of misconduct cases.

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"The American people deserve to have the utmost confidence and trust in their government, and as we work to get to the bottom of what happened and restore confidence in the IRS, Danny has the experience and management ability necessary to lead the agency at this important time." — President Barack Obama in naming Daniel Werfel as the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service amid a growing scandal at the agency.

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"I love everybody that walked on this show. Hopefully, I touched their lives a little bit. They certainly touched mine."— "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson as he bid farewell to the show.