Quotations in the News

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Posted: Nov 14, 2015 3:02 AM

"This is a terrible ordeal that again assails us. We know where it comes from, who these criminals are, who these terrorists are." — French President Francois Hollande after a series of attacks killed at least 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

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"The whole system has failed the athletes, not just in Russia but around the world. This has been a shameful wake-up call and we are clear that cheating at any level will not be tolerated." — IAAF President Sebastian Coe after Russia's track and field federation was banned from next year's Olympics unless it convinces the sport's governing body it has cleaned up its act on doping.

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"The intelligence indicators that we had gave us great confidence that this individual was 'Jihadi John' and when the opportunity presented itself — with the opportunity for minimal civilian casualties — we took the shot. This guy was a human animal, and killing him is probably making the world a little bit better place." — Army Col. Steve Warren, U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, after officials said it is "reasonably certain" its drone strike in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant.