Quotations of the day

“He wasn’t a stupid kid. I’m surprised he would do something this foolish.” — Michael McKeown, 20, on former high school classmate Robel Phillipo, accused with two other friends of trying to protect Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


“I’ve held the same job for six years, but I don’t have papers. Immigration reform would help me and my family and for everybody here.” — Mario Vasquez, a supermarket butcher, rallying for an overhaul of immigration laws in Los Angeles.


“It’s a little rifle for a kid. … The little boy’s used to shooting the little gun.” — Cumberland (Ky.) County Coroner Gary White after 5-year-old Kristian Sparks fatally shot his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, with a rifle he received as a gift.

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