Quotations of the day

“Arming the rebels — that’s an option. You look at and rethink all options. It doesn’t mean you do or you will. … It doesn’t mean that the president has decided on anything.” — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on arming Syrian rebels, becoming the first top U.S. official to publicly acknowledge the reassessment of the Obama administration in regard to the civil war there.


“I will remember to my death that way my daughter called me ‘Baba.’ I will never forget that sound. My daughter loved me so much.” — Bangladeshi Jahid Sheik whose daughter is among the 149 people still missing from the April 24 collapse of a building, killing at least 450 people.


“I have no idea what I was saying that night. I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. I told them I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant.” — Actress Reese Witherspoon on her actions that led to her arrest in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.

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