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'I think this case was a milestone ruling. I expected the legal system to clear my name.'
MA YING-JEOU, Taiwan presidential candidate and former head of the opposition Kuomintang, after a Taipei court cleared him of corruption charges. The ruling gives Ma a boost going into Taiwan's 2008 presidential race

'We're still playing around with the question, Is he black enough? Stop that nonsense.'
MICHELLE OBAMA, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama, on her husband's biracial credentials, at a predominantly black Women for Obama event on Chicago's...

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