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“To us, his was the brightest of the thousand points of light.”

President George W. Bush eulogizing his father by repeating one of his famous lines. In accepting the Republican nomination for President in 1988, Pres. H.W. Bush described America, as a "nation of communities...a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky." Pres. H.W. Bush will be laid to rest Thursday in Texas.
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“I believe that the operational military situation is largely stalemated.”

Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee about Afghanistan, as he seeks confirmation to head U.S. forces in the Middle East. General McKenzie says if America left now, Afghan security forces could not defend the country against the Taliban but expressed some optimism re: peace talks with the group that just claimed responsibility for killing 4 U.S. soldiers.
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“Our American partners apparently believe that the situation has changed to such an extent that the U.S. should have such weapons. What answer will they have from our side? It’s simple: we’ll do it too.”

Russian President Vladimir President addressing U.S. threats to withdraw from a Cold War arms treaty that prohibits the construction of certain nuclear missiles. The U.S. believes Russia is violating the treaty and unless Russia shows compliance, will sever the pact. Russia denies violating the deal.
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“She came out on the good, on this end, and the other guy — the bad guy — didn’t… I think she’ll be inspiration to a lot of other ladies.”

South Carolina Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark speaking about a local woman who shot and killed an escaped prison inmate who broke down her door in the middle of the night and approached her bedroom. The woman, a legal gun owner, shot the intruder once in the head and killed him.
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“It was a day and night difference. She got up on the bed and did a back flip. That is the first time we saw her acting like she was before.”

Curtis Stark, owner of Olivia, a Boston terrier, burned badly in California's deadliest wildfire. In an innovative new treatment, vets are using the skin of tilapia (a white fish) to help heal burns on cats & dogs injured by the fire. Initial reports suggest new skin, that would take weeks to rejuvenate, is taking days.
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