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"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." - Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on whether American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East.

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"If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us." - President Barack Obama on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa as he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region.

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"It is an awful situation. ... Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state." - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

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