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Author
The Associated Press
Date
May 1, 2014

Quotations in the News

“I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time.” — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a statement Wednesday night. Ford, who is seeking re-election as the mayor of Canada’s biggest city, announced that he will take leave of absence to seek help for alcohol abuse.

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“Oprah Winfrey is in discussions with David Geffen and Larry Ellison to make a bid for the Los Angeles Clippers should the team become available.” — Winfrey spokeswoman Nicole Nichols in an email to the Associated Press.

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“The decision to implement the (Shariah penal code) is not for fun but is to obey Allah’s command as written in the Quran.” — Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who launched the first phase of the application of strict Islamic criminal law in his country Wednesday.

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