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Issue: "Passing the Olympic torch," Sept. 4, 2004

"You can't not have it. It would be like Roosevelt not talking about Pearl Harbor."

Matthew Dowd, political adviser to President Bush, on whether Mr. Bush would "exploit" 9/11 events in his speech at the Republican National Convention.

"P2P does not stand for 'permission to pilfer.'"

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft after federal agents raided the homes of five alleged internet pirates who the government says operated "hubs" for the illegal downloading of movies and songs. Mr. Ashcroft said that each of the five peer-to-peer (P2P) hubs contained the data equivalent of 60,000 movies or 10.5 million songs.

"Our cultures are different, but the way we look at it is, we're both children of God."

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Army reservist Robert Hall on the Christian faith he shares with his new wife, Kurdish Christian Vivian Mansour, whom he met while serving in Iraq. The two were married on Aug. 21 in Port Orchard, Wash.

"We do not recommend people try to migrate this way."

Zach Mann, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, after a Cuban woman last week fled Cuba by shipping herself in a wooden crate to Miami on a DHL cargo plane.


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