Jul 29, 3:02 AM EDT

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"God help us. We have nothing to do but pray. I don't know who left and who stayed, but in our street, we are all very scared to move." - Sufian Abed Rabbo, 27, of Jebaliya, Gaza Strip, adding that his extended family of 17 had taken refuge under the stairway in their home during shelling by Israeli tanks.

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"Funding for veterans' needs must be considered a `cost of war' and appropriated as emergency spending. Planes and tanks and guns are a cost of war. So is taking care of the men and women who fight our battles." - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after a bipartisan deal that would authorize about $17 billion to enhance health care for veterans.

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"I can't believe it's over. This is the best thing." - Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, after he lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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