Quotations of the day

“This person who’s being pursued by the CIA, our policy is loving people like that, protecting them, perhaps giving them the rights that their own countries don’t give them. I think this is a worthy effort by us.” — Ecuadorean office worker Juan Francisco Sambrano on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s application for asylum to his country.


“I was really good at combat. I was really good at that job. It was when I was in the States that I had a problem.” — Joe Miller, a former Army Ranger captain, who contemplated suicide — a persistent problem for military veterans.


“It feels like the last 58 seconds were an eternity.” — Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after Chicago scored the go-ahead goal with 59 seconds remaining in Game 6 to win its second Stanley Cup in four years, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins.

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