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'In a sense, it's like turning off the world for a year.' ART ROSENFELD, a member of the California Energy Commission, saying that turning all roofs a lighter, more heat-reflective color will save the equivalent of 24 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions within two decades

'I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon.' PAULA ABDUL, on leaving her job as a judge on American Idol

'We have failed in the peace process. It has weakened us.' MAHMOUD ABBAS, President of...

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