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'You won't see me as a vice presidential candidate ... I'm running for President.'

BARACK OBAMA, rejecting Hillary Clinton's suggestion that he could be her Vice President

'This is a major political earthquake.'

IBRAHIM SUFFIAN, Malaysian pollster, on the March 8 electoral gains by the opposition parties against the National Front coalition, various forms of which have ruled the country since its independence in 1963

'This is the new face of hunger.'

JOSETTE SHEERAN, head of the U.N. World Food Programme, warning that the global rise in basic food prices could continue until 2010. Food riots have broken out in Morocco,...

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