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"Have the confidence to overcome the disease, for you will have love and care from the entire society."
Wen Jiabao,
China's Premier, to AIDS patients during an unprecedented nationally televised visit to a Beijing hospital on World AIDS Day

"The President blinked."
Leo W. Gerard,
head of the United Steelworkers of America, comparing the Bush Administration's backdown on tariffs on imported steel to getting bluffed at "guts poker"

"Let them remove their 700,000, and we will remove our 50,000 ... Let's start from tomorrow."
Pervez Musharraf,
Pakistan's President, on...

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