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'This Senate seat belongs to no one person, to no political party. This is the people's seat.'

SCOTT BROWN, Republican U.S. Senator-elect, after defeating Democratic candidate Martha Coakley in Massachusetts to win the seat long held by Ted Kennedy

'It's like asking us to go naked.'

OUMEIMA NACERI, a 19-year-old Muslim, on a French proposal that would bar women from wearing full-body, face-covering robes in public

'We can't get this halfway right or three-quarters of the way right.'

ARTHUR SULZBERGER JR., New York Times chairman and publisher, announcing that the newspaper will begin charging for frequent use of its...

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