Quotations of the day

“It was a direct result of the ruling that allowed her to be put on the adult list. It was not pediatric lungs. She would have never gotten these lungs otherwise.” — Sharon Ruddock, aunt of 10-year-old lung transplant recipient Sarah Murnaghan.

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“I do think it’s important that we get this right and I want the American people to know that we’re trying to be transparent here, protect civil liberties and privacy but also the security of this country.” — Army Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, to a Senate panel investigating the agency’s once-secret surveillance programs.

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“I was, oh, 8 miles west of town and I looked toward town and I could see a funnel cloud, having no idea it was exactly where our restaurant was.” — Duwayne Abel, owner of Cattleman’s Steaks & Provisions in Iowa, hit by a massive line of storms that struck the Midwest.

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