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Issue: "MS-13: Criminals next door," June 18, 2005

"Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country."

Bill Anthony, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on how Gregory Despres made it into the country at a U.S.-Canadian border crossing on April 25, despite carrying several weapons, including a chain saw stained with blood. The next day he became a suspect in a double murder in New Brunswick. Police arrested him wandering down a Massachusetts highway.

"A lot of folks who attended my Bar Mitzvah would be surprised."

Republican Party chairman Ken Mehlman on Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean's remark that the GOP is "pretty much a white, Christian party."

"I am very glad that I live where I do, so I don't have to run for my life like this man probably was doing."

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Pam Hearne of Floral Park, N.Y., after a severed leg landed in her yard. Authorities say the limb came from a stowaway on board a flight from Senegal and that the man was crushed during the lowering of the plane's landing gear.


Amazon.com's nonfiction ranking of All the President's Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on June 3. The book had been ranked 400th on May 31, when Mark Felt revealed that he was Watergate's "Deep Throat."


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