Quotations in the News


June 18, 2015 11:15AM (UTC)

"I see these kids all the time and they are just so happy to have gone to this country and the opportunity. I feel like as a country we've failed them." — Sari Kosdon, University of California, Berkeley, graduate student who has lived at Library Gardens, the scene of a balcony collapse that killed six college students, all but one from Ireland.

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"While it may not be the twenty dollar bill, make no mistake, this is a historic announcement. Young girls across this country will soon be able to see an inspiring woman on the ten dollar bill." — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after word that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation's paper money in more than a century.

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"Our training efforts in Iraq have thus far been slowed by a lack of trainees. We simply haven't received enough recruits." — Defense Secretary Ash Carter telling lawmakers that the U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall.


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