Quotations of the day

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Posted: Jun 01, 2013 3:01 AM

."I can absolutely promise you that when these kinds of things happen, we're going to have copycats. We expect them. We prepare for them. And we catch them." — Murray Cohen, founder of the Atlanta-based Frontline Foundation, on a recent uptick of copycat attacks in which ricin was mailed to President Barack Obama and other public figures.

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"They're not originally made for fighting against this kind of threat. They're intended to fight against cells, against groups, against organizations, but not against individuals. It's a question of adapting. That's why there are the same errors in Boston, London and France. There was identification — but not detention — before the suspects passed into the realm of action." — Mathieu Guidere, an adviser on a report that called for an overhaul of France's intelligence networks to combat the rising threat of militants working alone outside established terror networks.

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"We're scrambling around. There is very low visibility with the heavy rain ... so we're having trouble getting around. The damage is very, very widespread." — Lara O'Leary, a spokeswoman for an Oklahoma City area ambulance agency, after tornadoes hit the area.