Quotations in the News

May 22, 2014 - 3:04 AM

"There is every indication that many of the most heinous acts committed by Syrian armed forces have received the approval, and indeed the complicity, of the highest level of government, including Syria's head of state." Najib Ghadbian, U.N. representative of the Syrian opposition coalition, in a letter to the U.N.'s Security Council which is voting Thursday on a draft resolution that would refer Syria's crisis to the International Criminal Court.

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"I probably want to be the head of a department at a hospital, try to graduate at the top of my class, but I think, right now, this is probably the biggest accomplishment I'll ever achieve in probably 20, 30 years." — Akhil Rekulapelli, 13, National Geographic Bee winner.

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"He treats her like a queen. He does his best to do whatever she wants." Maria Sanchez, neighbor of Isidro Garcia, of Bell Gardens, California, who was arrested after a 25-year-old woman accused him of kidnapping her and holding her captive for 10 years.