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'This is civil disobedience at its finest.' MEGAN DAVY, Chicago resident, after hundreds of high school students skipped their first day of classes to protest financial disparities in Illinois' public education

'I'd probably call Gustav, instead of the mother of all storms, maybe the mother-in-law or the ugly sister of all storms.' RAY NAGIN, mayor of New Orleans, after Hurricane Gustav failed to damage the city as many had expected

'He is not just anybody.' MOHAMED FOUAD, a Cairo business executive, on Egyptian lawmaker and billionaire Hesham Talaat Moustafa, who was arrested for arranging the murder of Lebanese pop star Suzanne...

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