Quotations of the day

“This will end tonight. Our forces will prevail. Kenyans are standing firm against aggression, and we will win,” — Kenya’s National Disaster Operation Centre tweeted after Kenya’s military launched a major operation at an upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during a two-day standoff that killed at least 68 people and injured 175.

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“Our tears are not enough. Our words and our prayers are not enough. If we really want to honor these 12 men and women, if we really want to be a country where we can go to work and go to school and walk our streets free from senseless violence without so many lives being stolen by a bullet from a gun, then we’re going to have to change.” — President Barack Obama memorializing the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

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“With all due respect to the AARP, this is even better.” Jeff Daniels after winning the Emmy for best drama series actor for his portrayal of an idealistic TV anchorman in “The Newsroom.”

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