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Issue: "Nuke nightmare," Feb. 25, 2006

"Even if I might be willing to go to Iraq right now, somebody else's life hangs in the balance."

Elizabeth Vargas of ABC's World News Tonight, discussing how her pregnancy will affect her journalistic work (and not referring to her unborn child as a fetus).

"I got my mouth lookin' like a disco ball."

Rapper Paul Wall on having $25,000 worth of jewelry encrusted on his teeth. His song "Grillz," which is about diamond-laced teeth, topped the Billboard charts last week.

"It's empowering to think of someone else."

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Olympic speedskating gold medalist Joey Cheek, declaring that he was giving his $25,000 U.S. Olympic Committee bonus for winning the 500-meter event to help children in the war-torn Darfur region in Sudan.

"Five years from now, we're probably going to have to do another tribute to another driver because we're probably going to kill somebody."

Defending Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart on the practice of "bump-drafting" in NASCAR races. After Mr. Stewart's comments, NASCAR officials said they would police the practice, which involves cars pushing their noses into cars in front of them.


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