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'I cannot guarantee that there will not be a coup in 2008, just like I cannot rule out a natural disaster.'

GENERAL BOONRAWD SOMTAS, Thai Defense Minister, after deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's party won a key election on Dec. 23

'It's not our first choice, but it's a necessary part of the equation. There are consequences for breaking the law.'

JONATHAN LAMY, spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), on a federal case the industry is bringing against a man who kept a collection of 2,000 songs on his personal computer. The RIAA is arguing that it...

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