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'I would say we're not prepared to do anything about it.' ROBERT GATES, U.S. Defense Secretary, on North Korea's plan to launch a missile by April 8

'This crisis was caused by the irrational behavior of white people with blue eyes.' LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA, Brazilian President, on the recession, saying he didn't know "any black or indigenous bankers"

'It all depends if they're ready to give $50, 60, 70, 80 million. There's a lot of potholes out here.' RICHARD M. DALEY, mayor of Chicago, on whether he would accept KFC's offer to fund street repairs in his city, after...

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