Quotations in the News

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Posted: May 07, 2016 3:01 AM

"It was shocking to see the damaged cars all burned on the side of the road. It made you feel lucky to get out of there." — Jim Dunstan, after leaving the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, as part of a mass evacuation.

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"The voters of our country have turned out in record numbers to support Mr. Trump. It is important that their votes be honored." — Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole, announcing that he's throwing his support behind the party's presumptive candidate, Donald Trump.

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"It's actually quite rare for a name to be eliminated by issues in the news." — Laura Wattenberg, a baby name expert, reacting to the sudden unpopularity of the girls' name "Isis." The name had steadily been in the middle of the pack of the top 1,000 names in the U.S., then dropped completely off the list last year, after it emerged as an acronym for the extremist group Islamic State.