Quotations of the day

“We can do a lot of really good policing. … We can reduce crime, like we’re doing, but we’re not going to have success occur as long as these guns keep flowing into our community.” Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a news conference following a shooting that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, and reignited outrage over ongoing gun violence in the city.

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“The American people don’t want the government shut down, and they don’t want Obamacare.” — Speaker John Boehner at a rally following a vote by the Republican-controlled House that would wipe out the health care law while preventing a partial government shutdown.

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“I’m a huge fan of Lou Gehrig, everything he’s done, going back to his college days in New York. He’s kind of the gold standard for a Yankee. Special moment. I’ll think about it someday.” — Yankee slugger Alex Rodriquez on hitting his record-breaking 24th career grand slam, passing the one set by Gehrig.

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