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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.

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

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"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.