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“I don’t want anyone to experience cancer or anything bad, but I would love all people to experience that kind of love thrown on you at once.”

Robert Goodman, Florida teacher diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, reflecting on his colleagues donating their sick days so he could recover from treatments. He credits the extra 75 sick days for allowing him to keep his job.
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“If the Iranian regime demonstrates a commitment to make fundamental changes in its behavior, then the president is prepared to engage in dialogue in order to find solutions.”

Brian Hook, current director of policy planning at the State Department, who will now lead a newly announced 'Iran Action Group' to focus on Iran-U.S. relations.
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“Mr. Trump’s claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash.”

Fmr. CIA Dir. John Brennan in a New York Times op-ed reacting to Pres. Trump revoking his security clearance. When asked during a 2017 Congressional hearing if there was collusion between Russia & the Trump campaign Brennan said "I don't know..."
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“Director Brennan’s recent statements purport to know as fact that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power…. If his statement is based on intelligence he has seen since leaving office, it constitutes an intelligence breach. If he has some other personal knowledge of or evidence of collusion, it should be disclosed to the Special Counsel, not The New York Times.

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“My plan is to make him flat, make him tired and make him give up.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC MMA title holder who will face Conor McGregor in October. Tickets go on sale Friday ranging from $205 - $2,505 plus fees.
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“I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around. I think that my message and my platform transcend age.”

Ethan Sonneborn ran for the Democratic nomination for VT governor. He lost but promised to "Keep Fighting." Christine Hallquist won - the first transgender candidate nominated for governor on a major party's ticket.
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“I can’t guarantee anything, but I can tell you that the president addressed this question directly. I can tell you that I’ve never heard it.”

WH Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on whether she can guarantee the American people they will never hear a recording of President Trump use the N-word, as alleged by former WH aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.
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“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades…. Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal.”

A new grand jury report detailing sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses involving 300+ “predator priests” accused of abusing more than 1,000 children over six decades.
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“Today a grateful nation salutes the Navajo Code Talkers whose bravery & skill saved the lives of countless Americans during WWII. History will forever marvel at the Navajos who used their language as an unbreakable code to help secure Allied victories.”

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) honoring Navajo Code Talkers Day. The code developed using the Navajo language during WWII remains the one military code never broken.
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“We want children to rediscover the real, that connection to the concrete, to nature, to do doing things with their hands, to contact with other human beings.”

France’s education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, on France's new ban on cell phones from pre-K to 9th grade. Blanquer has 2 smartphones and says he wants to ensure "man is the master of the machine" - not deny tech advancements.
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“I’ve been sleeping next to this kidney for thirty years. It knows me.  So I’m hoping it stays with me for a good long time.”

Lesley Kennedy on receiving her husband kidney. Lesley has Polycystic Kidney Disease and could have waited years for a donor, if her husband wasn't a perfect match. After their surgeries, the Seattle couple said "We can truly say we are a team. We were a team before, but now we're really a team."
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“I’ll just leave that to your imagination.”

 

Former aide to President Trump Omarosa Manigault Newman on TODAY discussing (or not) how she covertly recorded her December 2017 firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. She alleges the President is not fit for office.
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“The very idea a staff member would sneak a recording device into the White House Situation Room, shows a blatant disregard for our national security – and then to brag about it on national television further proves the lack of character and integrity of this disgruntled former White House employee.”

WH Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in response to Omarosa Manigault Newman's first national interviews.
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“Nah, I mean, I don’t need that much help. I’ve played some video games before.”

 

Richard Russell (29) to Air Traffic Control after stealing a plane at Seattle-Tacoma International airport on Friday night. Military jets chased Russell, a ground service agent, for an hour before he crashed into a wooded area and died. There were no passengers aboard.
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“The place is going to burn.”

A text from Forrest Gordon Clark, suspected California arsonist, to Mike Milligan, Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department Chief. The Holy fire has forced evacuations of 20,000 as it burns in two of California's most populous counties: Orange & Riverside. Clark is facing $1M bail and according to reports, he initially refused to face the judge due to fears of "retaliation."
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“Monsanto made Roundup the OxyContin of pesticides, and now the addiction and damage they caused have come home to roost.”

Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group President, as a California jury awarded $289M to a former school groundskeeper who sued Monsanto saying its weed killers, including Roundup, gave him non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The case is the first of thousands of lawsuits in state & federal courts alleging Roundup causes cancer, a claim Monsanto denies.
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“We can have a dialogue about the president and not a diatribe – I got that from Sarah Jessica Parker.”

Kanye West on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
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“Character, sophistication, personality, the way they get along with other people, and beauty, because we want them all to look beautiful when they go to see the president.”

Jeff Sveen explaining how he will help choose which Thanksgiving turkeys to give to the President - the FIRST turkeys from South Dakota in the 71-year-old tradition.
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“This is such a niche app with niche content, that for it to make that sort of jump means it has become very interesting to a much broader audience. Essentially, it’s gone from being niche to being mainstream.”

Jonathan Kay, co-founder of Apptopia, an app analytics firm, to the New York Times on the sudden boom of the InfoWars app on the same week prominent social media platforms removed some of its content.
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“I wanted to let the voters debate, discuss and think about a different way forward… And, I wanted the political class to hear and witness the frustration of California’s voters with decades of inaction & decay.”

Tim Draper, the billionaire behind the idea, says he will now give up on his bid to split California into 3 states. Draper spent $1.7M & several years supporting the plan. The CA Supreme Court would not allow it on the November ballot.
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“Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways…. I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”

Lindsay Lohan on the #MeToo movement to The Times (UK)
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“The film business passed away today with the announcement of the ‘popular’ film Oscar. It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tent-poles, and vertical integration.”

Actor Rob Lowe's Twitter response to the Academy Award's decision to add a "popular film" category. Eligibility & other requirements have not been announced. Last year was the lowest rated Oscars telecast on record.
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“We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and purposely design our products and services to minimize our collection of personal data.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter responding to Congress on how it protects users' data and privacy. Cook also says Apple doesn't use microphones on iPhones to listen to customers. The House Cmte sent letters to Apple & Google following the Facebook data breach.
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“inflicting a punishment in the absence of a crime in the tradition of lynch law.”

Senior Russian lawmaker on newly announced U.S. sanctions on Russia over the March nerve agent poisoning in UK. On Wednesday, a U.S. State Dep't spokeswoman said "the Government of the Russian Federation has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals."
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“HGTV??! Aw man. I’d be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV?? My television is stuck on that channel. Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again.”

Lance Bass @Twitter, reacting to the sale of the former 'Brady Bunch' home to HGTV - Bass had bid on the house.
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“Weather-wise, we are still seeing a lot of heat throughout California and every day the vegetation is getting even drier, so conditions could get worse before they get better.”

Jonathan Cox, Northern California battalion chief for the CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. 17 wildfires rage, including the largest fire in California history: the Mendocino Complex Fire.
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“The jury’s still out on how big a threat this is, but we think it’s a very important question to address.”

CDC Dr. Ben Beard on the arrival of the Asian long-horned tick in America. It's the first NEW tick species in the nation in 50 years. The ticks found in the U.S.A. don't carry human diseases *so far*, but in Asia, the virus they carry can be fatal.
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“The process has been great, everyone has been really nice to me and I can’t wait to see where this goes.”

Jesse Hernandez (25), the first male to earn a spot on the New Orleans Saints dance squad as a "Saintsation." In March, the L.A. Rams announced two male cheerleaders. NFL teams have hired stuntmen, but not male dancers to cheer along side the mainly all-women teams. NFL pre-season kicks off tomorrow.
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“They obviously liked the metal festival.”

German police spokesman, reacting to the escape of two elderly men from a nursing home in order to attend the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival. They were found at 3 a.m.
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“That’s not realistic. I can’t do that.”

Neelam Vashi, assistant professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine, stating her reaction when people make requests to look like their filtered and edited social media photographs. She co-authored a piece addressing: “Snapchat dysmorphia."
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“Look, we have a heavy heart. Our souls are burdened. We are a better city.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reacting to this weekend's 12 fatal and 63 non-fatal shootings in America's third-largest city.
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“Yes.”

Rick Gates when asked by prosecutors about whether he committed crimes with his former business associate, Paul Manafort. Gates is testifying during the first of two federal criminal cases against his co-defendant, Paul Manafort, Pres. Trump's former campaign manager.
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“I feel like I had a lot of luck along the way, and a lot of help. Help from my friends, my family, the community — from some higher power, I don’t know.”

Bryce Carlson (37) on his 38-day, 6-hour & 49 minute solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. The high school science teacher is the first American to complete the 2,000-mile feat, according to the Ocean Rowing Society.
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“Fire season is really just beginning.”

Chief Ken Pimlott, California Dep't of Forestry & Fire Protection. The Carr fire, now the 6th most destructive in the state's history, is only one of 18 fires blazing across the state. So far this year, CA fires have burned about 290,000 acres - more than double the five-year average during the same time period.
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“It just felt like my mouth was burning.”

Sarah Douglas, who is eight months pregnant, after taking a sip of what she thought was a McDonald's latte, but was actually cleaning fluid. McDonald's apologized and said it was in the process of cleaning the machine. Although, the fast-food chain confirms this is not the first time it has happened.
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“Even when we were little girls I can remember being in kindergarten, knowing that that is what we saw for ourselves.”

Briana Dean to PEOPLE. Briana and her identical twin sister, Brittany (32), married identical twin brothers, Josh & Jeremy Salyers (34), in a joint ceremony at the 2018 Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, OH— where they met in 2017. The two newlywed couples plan on raising their families together.
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“I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well…. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”

Demi Lovato, in her first statement since a reportedly near fatal drug overdose.
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“Our democracy itself is in the cross hairs.”

Dept of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen during a briefing about Russian interference in America's elections. Noting progress has been made, Nielsen confirmed Russia's "willingness and a capability" to hack into election rolls or voting infrastructure.
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“I am the daughter of an immigrant.”

Ivanka Trump, Pres. Trump‘s daughter and senior adviser. She went on to say of her mother "she came to this country legally and we have to be very careful about incentivizing behavior that puts children at risk of being trafficked, at risk of entering this country with coyotes or making an incredibly dangerous journey alone."
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“If it doesn’t say ‘Men’s Wearhouse,’ I don’t know it.”

Judge T.S. Ellis III, asking about the brand names of defendant Paul Manafort’s lavish wardrobe paid for with wire transfers from offshore accounts, including a $15,000 ostrich-skin jacket.
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“50/50 and a little less.”

Alex Trebek (78) on whether he'll sign on to host Jeopardy! after his contract expires in 2020. Trebek has been the host of the show since its syndicated debut in 1984.
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“It’s rough to be outside right now.”

Michelle Eidem, a Cal Fire spokeswoman, on the Ferguson Fire, one of three fires engulfing more than 185K acres in northern California. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, CA is just one of 14 states currently reporting large fires.
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“There is a possibility of irreparable harm because of the way these guns can be made.”

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik, a Seattle federal judge appointed by Pres. Clinton. He issued a temporary restraining order preventing the release of blueprints to make 3D-printed plastic firearms in a case filed by eight Democratic attorneys general. NY & NJ courts issued similar rulings.
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“With regard to the FRCs, I think the best way to describe them is to be more like a summer camp. These individuals have access to 24/7 food and water. They have educational opportunities. They have recreational activities.”

Matt Albence, ICE Acting Deputy Director, describing the conditions of family detention centers during a congressional hearing on the Trump administration's reunification efforts.
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“Please help make this stop. Please help make hazing recognized for what it is – abuse, cruelty and torture.”

Evelyn Piazza, in a statment to the court, as the first of 26 defendants are sentenced in connection with the February 2017 fraternity hazing death of her 19-year-old son Timothy Piazza at Penn State University.
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“My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity. There were enough to send every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some. The gesture was absolutely generous, significant and appreciated.”

Weymouth, MA Mayor Robert Hedlund on Taylor Swift providing free concert tickets after the shooting death of a local police officer. Swift's camp did not respond to a request for comment.
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“We see them going to work, just as before…”

An anonymous U.S. intelligence official to The Washington Post, which reported late Monday that work continues at the same weapons factory North Korea used to build an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead to the U.S.
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“I’ll always leave room for negotiation.”

President Trump responding to a question about funding a border wall during a press conference. Pres. Trump has requested $25B for border security (specifically a border wall), an allotment Congress has not met. While the President said he could shut down the government in the future by not approving a spending bill without that $$, he also said that when it comes to funding he has "no red line" and just wants "great border security."
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“Putin is a thief.”

Rallying cry at a Sunday protest in Russia against proposed hikes to the retirement age. The new legislation would move the retirement age for men to 65 from 60, and 63 from 55. The new bill has impacted Pres. Putin's popularity, though he says it's needed. "We have to proceed not from emotions, but from the real assessment of economic conditions...," Putin said.
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“He has no information incriminating of the president, I know that for a fact. They can squeeze him, Paul Manafort, does not know anything …. he was never involved in intimate business relationships with Donald Trump.”

Rudy Giuliani, Pres. Trump's lawyer, to CNN's "New Day" on July 30
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