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“Let someone else fight over this long-bloodstained sand.”

Pres. Trump announcing he will lift economic sanctions on Turkey after the country agreed to a “permanent” ceasefire in northern Syria. On Tuesday, Turkey & Russia agreed to patrol the Syria-Turkey border amid escalating violence in the region. In response, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said "Russia, Turkey and Syria cannot patrol this area - that's a death blow to the Kurds.” The Kurds, an ethnic minority, fought with the United States to defeat ISIS.
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“I know this is craziness, I know it is.”

Marketing Exec & Author of “The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood” Jane Buckingham as quoted in court documents illegally trying to help her son get into college. Buckingham will serve 3 weeks in prison for admitting to participating in the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history. The U.S. gov’t announced this week the remaining yet-to-be-tried parents will now face tougher charges of bribery.
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“People went out to protest because they feel the government cares more about the wealthy, and that social programs help the very poor but the rest of the population is left to care for themselves.”

Adjunct Assist. Prof. Patricio Navia, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at New York University, on violent protests in Chile. The economy remains at the center of unrest in drastically different Latin American countries this week, including Ecuador and Bolivia.
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“When the facts are against you, the law is against you, the president clearly committed a crime, you’re left with arguing the process.”

Rep. Harley Rouda (D-CA) on GOP lawmakers who "stormed" the closed-door impeachment inquiry testimony Wednesday, delaying it 5 hours. This came after a day of *reportedly* "damning" testimony by a former State Dept. official against the President.
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“The members have just had it, and they want to be able to see and represent their constituents and find out what’s going on.”

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) on why Republicans disrupted the impeachment inquiry testimony Wednesday. He sits on the House Oversight committee; members of this committee as well as members of two others - totaling nearly one-quarter of the Republicans in Congress - have access to the hearings.
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“Great news for my fellow animal lovers!”

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill he introduced with Florida congressman Rep. Ted Deutch (D), that would make animal cruelty a federal felony. House Republicans and Democrats passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, making animal abuse punishable by a fine and/or up to seven years in prison.
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