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Quotations in the News

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 | 12:02 a.m.

"We will not go anywhere from here. This is an island of freedom and we will defend it." — Ukraine opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion, to anti-government protesters in Kiev.

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"It was like somebody slapped me in the face. I've never in my life seen such disrespect for the fallen or the families." — Judy Vincent, of Poteau, Okla., who lost a son in the Iraq War, after a photo of National Guard members clowning around a flag-draped, empty casket circulated on social media sites.

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"If my jailing serves to awaken a people, serves to awaken Venezuela ... then it will be well worth the infamous imprisonment imposed upon me directly, with cowardice." — Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to supporters, protesting 15 years of socialist rule in the country.