Quotations of the day

“I did not know 1 billion records a day were coming under the control of the federal executive branch.” — Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., on the massive collection of phone records and Internet data by the National Security Agency.


“Were we supposed to kneel before them and say, ‘Please remove your pieces of rags?’ They can call me harsh, but this Tayyip Erdogan won’t change.” — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the protesters in Istanbul.


“Now I look back and I think he was traumatized as a child, he was living through all of that, and part of me thinks, what happened to this boy in subsequent years? That family was poisoned and he lived in a poisonous environment, and that was devastating.” — Preschool teacher Wendy Parise on a former student, Santa Monica, Calif., gunman John Zawahri.

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