Quotations in the News

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Posted: Nov 21, 2013 6:08 AM

"I'm not going to sit here and make any excuses for what I've done. I have let down our country. I've let down our constituents. I've let down my family, including my wife. And even though he doesn't know it, I've let down my 2-year-old son." — Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession, and will take a leave of absence from Congress.

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"My dad got off, walked out with the stewardess, and that's the last he was seen." — Jeffrey Newman, who told the AP his 85-year-old father Merrill, a Korean War veteran from California, was detained by North Korean officials as he sat in a plane set to leave the country.

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"There is overall a very deep respect for the other. His commitment with the Jewish people is total." — Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka on his friendship with Pope Francis.