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Quotations in the News

Quotations in the News

Posted on Aug. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 16, 2014 at 6:07 a.m.

“We had to evaluate the security of the officers there and also the rioters. We just felt it was better to move back.” — Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson after some protesters began throwing rocks and other objects at police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

“When the residents refused to do this, the massacre took place.” — Yazidi lawmaker Mahma Khalil after Islamic State militants killed over 80 Yazidi men who refused to convert to Islam in a northern Iraqi village, according to witnesses.

“They challenge us to think about what, if anything, we ourselves would be willing to die for.” — Pope Francis, who beatified 124 Korean martyrs.


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