"We're going to keep coming back. We're going to fight this to the very end." — Karen Roberts, who along with her partner of 11 years was denied a marriage license by a county clerk in Kentucky, who cited religious beliefs for the denial.
"I can say yes, there's a lot. Because it'd be not true if I said there wasn't some weight lifted off my shoulders." — Home run king Barry Bonds, in an interview with the AP, expressing relief that federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against him last month after a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution.
"We are living in a state of fear. We are never comfortable." — Karim Kadim, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Associated Press, describing the extremely dangerous living conditions in Sadr City, Iraq.