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Quotations in the News

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:02 a.m.

"There's a glimmer of hope." — Epidemiologist Cynthia Ogden, one of the authors of a study showing that obesity among American children ages 2 to 5 has decreased — to 8 percent, from 14 percent a decade ago.

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"It's like they found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." — Veteran coin dealer Don Kagin, on a northern California couple who stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

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"Life is all about playing the hand that is dealt you. Actually, I would love somebody to deal me another hand right about now — in more ways than one." — PBS science correspondent Miles O'Brien, whose left arm was amputated recently above the elbow after an apparently minor injury put his life in jeopardy.