Briefing

'We can't not pay bills that we've already incurred.'

1. PRESIDENT OBAMA, referring to the coming debate over the debt ceiling, after Congress passed a deal to avert the fiscal cliff that locked in most Bush-era tax cuts

'We're going to dig 10 new graves today ... We're preparing them. Maybe we'll be buried in them.'

2. ABU SULAIMAN, resident of the northern Syrian city of Azaz, where dozens of civilians are dying each day in the ongoing civil war

'I thought it would be cool.'

3. ERIKA MENENDEZ, when asked by police why she allegedly killed a Hindu man by...

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