Briefing

'I had no intention to kill my girlfriend.'

OSCAR PISTORIUS, South African double-amputee Olympic runner, denying charges that he planned to murder model Reeva Steenkamp; he maintains that the fatal shooting was accidental

'She was just a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore.'

HILARY MANTEL, British author, describing Kate Middleton during a recent speech that sparked impassioned debate about the royals

$100,000

Amount raised by a Marco Rubio PAC by offering water bottles to donors--a riff on the Republican Senator's awkward sip during his State of the Union response

1 IN 70 MILLION

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