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“We need responsible leadership to fix the debt, not a worsening of partisanship.”

Judd Gregg & Edward Rendell, co-chairmen of nonpartisan Campaign to Fix the Debt, reacting to news the national debt topped $22 trillion for the first time ever. While some economists argue America can function w/high debt, others say it weakens the country, esp. during a financial crisis. The ripple effects may make borrowing more expensive for all Americans.
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“It is a sentence from which there is no escape, and no return. This conviction is a victory for the American people, who have suffered so long and so much while Guzman made billions pouring poison over our southern border.”

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of NY Richard Donoghue on the guilty verdict for Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the kingpin of the notorious Sinaloa cartel thought responsible for 25% of drugs crossing the border into the U.S.. Guzmán faces life in prison.
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“I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled. But the wall is getting built, regardless.”

Pres. Trump responding to a question about a proposed deal forged between Repubicans and Democrats on border barrier funding. A compromise bill would allow for $1B+ of funding for a new wall; the President wanted money to fund slightly more than 200 miles of the U.S. southern border.
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“I look at King, he’s like a beautiful painting, a piece of art.”

Gabriel Rangel, handler for wire fox terrier “King” who lived up to his name winning “Best In Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and becoming America’s “top dog.” Wire Fox Terriers have dominated the show more than any other breed, winning 15 times. The dog’s owner gets no money prize, just the prestigious title (which can lead to lucrative breeding rights).
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“It took public lands to bring divided government together.”

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) as the Senate passed what the Washington Post calls "the most sweeping conservation legislation in a decade" with bipartisan support. The bill protects more of America's wilderness, expands some existing public lands, adds Civil War & Civil Rights monuments, and makes federal land open to fishing & hunting unless otherwise specified. The bill now goes to the House.
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“To us, this isn’t just a remarkable find–it’s our way, driven by Paul Allen, to preserve & honor those who served.”

Statement from Paul Allen’s R/V Petrel, an exploratory team seeking to uncover long-forgotten sunken ships. The team just announced the discovery of the USS Hornet, a Navy aircraft carrier involved in many key battles of WWII, lost in 1943 during a pivotal battle with Japan. 140 men of a crew of 2200 died. The ship was discovered 3 miles below the ocean's surface.
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“Damn the torpedos. Full speed ahead.”

Retired astronaut & Navy combat veteran, Mark Kelly speaking with his wife, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, on a campaign video announcing his candidacy for U.S. senate. Kelly is also known for his focus on gun laws with his wife, Gabby, a victim in a mass shooting. He is running for Sen. John McCain's empty seat as a Democrat against Republican Sen. Martha McSally, the first woman Air Force pilot who flew a combat mission.
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