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"While I will always welcome healthy policy debate, I won't stand for someone mocking the tragic deaths of my fellow Texans and our fellow Americans. Additionally, publishing this on the very day our state and nation paused to honor and mourn those who died only compounds the pain and suffering of the many Texans who lost family and friends in this disaster." — Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a letter to the editor of the Sacramento Bee, saying he is disgusted by a cartoon the newspaper published.that depicts him boasting about business booming in his state and then shows an explosion.

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"I'm sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I've never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism." — Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Dzhohkar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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"I did expect to go in the first round. But things happened and all it did was give me more motivation." — Notre Dame All-America linebacker Manti Te'o after being drafted in the second round by the San Diego Chargers.

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