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'His anger is actually hotter than other anger. When he's being smug, he's smugger. He's emotion-plus.' JON STEWART, comedian, on the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Senator Joe Biden

'I say to the Chinese, and I say to the world, Ping-Pong is coming home.' BORIS JOHNSON, mayor of London, which will host the 2012 Summer Olympics, claiming that Britain invented table tennis

'Congress is on vacation, and they're probably soaking up the rays somewhere. We're soaking up high gas prices.' ASHLEY TYRRELL, a 26-year-old Kansan, on why she isn't traveling this Labor Day. AAA predicts the biggest decline in Labor Day travelers in...

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