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Quotations in the News

Updated at: 02/13/2015 2:52 AM
By The Associated Press

"He told us he'd taken a couple of souls and he had more souls to take." — Lancaster, Texas, police Lt. Michael Smith about former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who is on trial for allegedly gunning down two men — including "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle — at a shooting range.

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"We hope other probate judges will look at this and see they too could soon be a defendant in a lawsuit if they don't start treating everybody equally." — Randall Marshall, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, on a federal judge who overturned the state's gay-marriage ban, allowing same-sex couples to wed.

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"Congressional authority is of no value if the president isn't willing to act decisively." — Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on President Barack Obama's legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters.

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