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Quotations in the News

Updated at: 05/29/2015 2:54 AM
By The Associated Press

"You won't get anyone to say anything bad about him out here. Everybody loved him. The kids loved him and they still do." — David Corwin, whose son wrestled in high school for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Hastert was indicted for agreeing to pay millions in hush money to keep a person from the Illinois town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct."

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"I am asking you to leave FIFA, to step down because you are giving FIFA a terrible image." — UEFA President Michel Platini to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

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"Me and Vanya were going to be the champions." — Gokul Venkatachalam on what he thought after he and Vanya Shivashankar spelled the correct words to share the Scripps National Spelling Bee title.

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