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'Why? Because I'm a black man in America?' HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., Harvard University professor, accusing a police officer of racism during a robbery investigation; Gates was trying to pry open the front door of his home in Cambridge, Mass., when an onlooker called 911

'If anybody is worried that I am trying to escape death by hanging, I'm not.' MOHAMMAD AMIR AJMAL QASAB, the lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed more than 170 people in November; he changed his plea to guilty on July 20

'It's all blah, blah, blah.' LEVAN GACHECHILADZE, Georgia's opposition leader, arguing...

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