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'I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart.'

TIGER WOODS, in a statement, responding to allegations that he had conducted an extramarital affair. The rumors were fueled by a mysterious one-car accident, supposedly triggered by a domestic spat, outside the golfer's Florida estate on Nov. 27

'I'm keeping my champagne on ice.'

ROLF HEUER, director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on refraining from celebrating after the Large Hadron Collider broke the record for proton acceleration on Nov. 30, sending the particles hurtling at an energy of 1.18 trillion electron volts

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