Quotations of the day

“We declare our complete rejection of the military coup staged against the elected president and the will of the nation.” — A statement by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

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“United we will defeat American imperialism. We met with the leaders of my party and they asked us for several measures and if necessary, we will close the embassy of the United States.” — Bolivian President Evo Morales responding after his presidential plane was rerouted amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

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“This year I’m trying to eat a little more gracefully, conserve my energy.” — Joey Chestnut, who won the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, on his strategy.

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