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'My play on those words fell flat. It was bad.' SONIA SOTOMAYOR, U.S. Supreme Court nominee, explaining during confirmation hearings that her remark about a "wise Latina" judge alluded to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's adage about wise men and women reaching the same verdict

'The credit pendulum is stuck at "stupid."' LOU BARNES, owner of a Colorado mortgage bank, criticizing new requirements that he says have forced him to deny loans to qualified applicants

'I am known as "invisible man."' BAN KI-MOON, admitting he has "really struggled" to develop his public profile; a recent poll found that 81% of Americans...

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