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Quotations in the News

Updated Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 | 12:01 a.m.

"She is just as corrupt as (President Viktor) Yanukovych. We need new faces in Ukrainian politics. The old ones brought us to where we are now." — 28-year-old Boris Budinok, on newly freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko. Tymoshenko is viewed as a possible successor to Yanukovych, but is a polarizing figure in her own right.


"We leave as friends of the Russian people." — IOC President Thomas Bach, declaring the Sochi Olympics, which wrapped up Sunday, an "extraordinary success."


"Right now I'm focusing on trying to learn the plays, learning the coverages and the game plan and the assignments. So I didn't have time to really think about history." — Jason Collins, after signing a 10-day contract Sunday with the Brooklyn Nets — and becoming the NBA's first active openly gay player.