Quotations of the day

“After this Kermit Gosnell trial, (and) some of the horrific acts that were going on, the vast majority of the American people believe in the substance of this bill, and so do I.” — House Speaker John Boehner, after the Republican-led House passed a far-reaching bill to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks.

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“It’s good news. We’re very pleased with what has taken place.” — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after the Taliban and the U.S. said they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan.

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“If we were going to go down tonight, we’re going to go down with me leaving every little bit of energy that I had on the floor.” — LeBron James, who powered Miami to a frantic fourth-quarter rally and overtime escape as the Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 to force a Game 7.

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