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Apr 18, 3:05 AM EDT

Quotations in the News


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"This is unacceptable. This is a humanitarian emergency that involves us all." - Federico Soda, director of the International Organization for Migration coordination office for the Mediterranean, on the unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya.

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"As I got closer, the flames were just bigger and bigger. It was shooting up to 200 feet or more, and a fireball maybe 10 to 15 feet in diameter. It was like out of a movie." - Kevin Ling, who was driving by when a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno, California.

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"That tells me parents are deeply concerned about the use of the standardized tests their children are taking. If the opt-outs are great enough, at what point does somebody say this is absurd?" - Mark Crawford, superintendent in West Seneca, New York, on the "opt-out" movement against federally-backed Common Core testing in some parts of the country.

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