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"The president and the first lady, like all parents, are concerned about the safety of their children, but the president and first lady also have confidence in the men and women of the Secret Service to do a very important job." - White House spokesman Josh Earnest, commenting on reports that the intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged.

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"The economy of Hong Kong has already been so prosperous and the city has been so open and international that the people of Hong Kong have the wisdom to master their political future. Stability without freedom is slavery. It is meaningless." - Economist Wen Kejian on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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"Only when the number of available beds surpasses the number of cases can we say Ebola is under control. This is a fight for all of us; we must prove that humanity will be equal to this new challenge to our collective existence." - Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister Samura Kamara, addressing the General Assembly.

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