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'It's fair to say that our hearts sank when the result was finally ratified.' CHERIE BLAIR, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, writing in her new memoir about the couple's reaction to the 2000 election of George W. Bush as President

'It is the property of the Spanish navy, government and people, and we want it all back.' TEODORO DE LESTE CONTRERAS, an admiral with the Spanish Culture Ministry, on a $500 million treasure discovered aboard a sunken 19th century Spanish warship by a U.S.-based marine-exploration company

'He's stopped using curse words in public.' NORM COLEMAN, Minnesota Senator, accusing...

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