Quotations of the day

August 6, 2012 - 3:35 AM

"We never thought this could happen to our community. We never did anything wrong to anyone." — Devendar Nagra, whose sister escaped injury by hiding after an unidentified gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee on Sunday in a rampage that left terrified congregants hiding in closets and others texting friends outside for help.

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"Touchdown confirmed. We're safe on Mars." — NASA engineer Allen Chen after the most high-tech interplanetary rover ever built signaled it had survived a harrowing plunge through the thin Mars atmosphere.

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"It's an even greater feeling to come out here and defend my title and show the world I'm still No. 1." — Usain Bolt after winning his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 100 meters Sunday, to join Carl Lewis as only the second man to go back-to-back in in the Summer Games' marquee track event.