Quotations of the day

“She lived through a nightmare.” — Jose Francisco Benitez Paz, attorney for Yanira Maldonado, after the Arizona woman facing drug smuggling charges in Mexico was freed after security footage found no evidence she attempted to do so.


“We’re not going to walk away from those efforts.” — Mayor Michael Bloomberg after receiving ricin-laced letters likely designed to deter him from pushing for sweeping gun-control laws.


“The German curse has turned into a German blessing.” — Arvind Mahankali, 13, who conquered his nemesis, German, to correctly spell “knaidel” and win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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