18.06.15 Quick Quotes

June 15, 2018
“Overall, I think youth are making better decisions, particularly about their sexual behavior & their drug use.”

CDC's Kathleen Ethier on its new survey which found fewer teens are having sex & using drugs. Disturbingly, however, it found increases in experiences of persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness & suicide ideation/behaviors.


“As our investigation reveals, the Trump Foundation was little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his business to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality.”

NY Attorney General Barbara Underwood on state's decision to sue the Trump Foundation & its directors, the President, his sons Eric & Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka, alleging they violated state & federal charities law. Trump denies allegations & vows to not settle.

“We’re taking a bet on a guy who doesn’t like to fail.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel after selecting Elon Musk's Boring company to build an underground high-speed rail line from downtown Chicago to O’Hare Intl Airport. Trip will take 12 mins while current above-ground trains take approx 45 mins. The Mayor says the project won't cost taxpayers a single penny. Musk is also working on a similar project in L.A.

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“She was a pioneer and icon in the women’s game & made a profound and lasting impact at all levels as a player, coach, colleague & friend.”

Val Ackerman, the WNBA’s first president, on the death of Hall of Famer & Olympic Gold Medalist Anne Donovan. The 6-foot-8 center coached both in college & the WNBA died Wednesday of heart failure. She became the first female coach & the youngest person (42) to win a title in the WNBA, guiding the Seattle Storm to a championship in 2004.

by Jenna Lee,