Quotations of the day

“The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language.” — Susan Linn, the director of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, in comments as the advocacy group complained to the Federal Trade commission about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.


“I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.” — Usher in a statement issued through a spokeswoman after the Grammy-winning R&B singer’s son nearly drowned in a pool at his Atlanta home.


“The decision agreed on by all to clear the sit-ins is final and irreversible.” — Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi in a statement issued by the Egyptian Cabinet proclaiming that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood have failed.

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