Quotations in the News

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Posted: Jul 07, 2016 3:01 AM

"I have very serious concerns. The video is disturbing, to say the least." — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards after a video recording surfaced of a black man being shot and killed as he scuffled with two white police officers outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge.

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"We cannot allow that to happen. I will not allow that to happen." — President Barack Obama, who cited the need to prevent terrorists from regaining control of territory in Afghanistan as a primary reason for not cutting American forces in the country before leaving office.

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"I have strived to empower women and girls throughout my entire career. Although this was a difficult step to take, I had to stand up for myself and speak out for all women and the next generation of women in the workplace." — Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson in a statement after she sued network chief executive Roger Ailes, claiming her contract was not renewed after she refused his sexual advances and complained about harassment in the workplace. Ailes denied the allegations.