Quotations of the Day

"There's a crack there." — House Speaker John Boehner as the Republican leader and President Barack Obama offered hints of possible compromise as the partial government shutdown continues into its second week.

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"You don't work thinking to get the Nobel Prize. We had the impression that we were doing something that was important, that would later on be used by other researchers." — Francois Englert after he and Peter Higgs won the Nobel Prize in physics for helping explain how matter formed after the Big Bang.

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"I'm reluctant to give information so it can be tracked when I'm simply looking for information. I don't want to be part of a marketing scheme." — Maureen Bardusk of Galena, Ill., who was required to create an online account before she could browse the government's new health overhaul insurance plans.

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