"I have suffered so much from the fighting, and I want prosperity and security in Afghanistan. That is why I have come here to cast my vote. I hope that the votes that we are casting will be counted and that there will be no fraud in this election." — Nazia Azizi, a 40-year-old housewife, as Afghans took part in historic democratic elections.
"This is very painful for me. My son could not have been in his right mind. He was not like that." — Ivan Lopez, father of Fort Hood gunman, Spc. Ivan Lopez.
"But we're not going to sit here indefinitely. So it's reality check time, and we intend to evaluate precisely what the next steps will be." — Secretary of State John Kerry on what the future U.S. role will be in mediating Middle East peace talks.