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Issue: "'Darkest moment'," April 28, 2007

"It's because he's Hispanic. I'm honest."

Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson, who is Hispanic, on why he has not joined other Democrats in calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation.

"We've already started a 12-step program."

White House spokesman Tony Fratto, after a nationwide 10-hour BlackBerry blackout on April 17 that forced addicts of the wireless device to quit sending and receiving email cold turkey. "I quit smoking 28 years ago," said Elaine Del Rossi, chief sales officer for the insurance company HTH Worldwide, "and that was easier than being without my BlackBerry."

"Microscopically, you would see a lot of action."

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Cheesemaker Tom Calver of Westcombe, England, who has a webcam trained on a round of maturing cheddar cheese. He denies the view is boring, and his website, cheddarvision.tv, has received 900,000 hits.

"$100,000"

The fine that the National Football League levied last week against Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher for wearing a cap bearing the name of Vitaminwater at a pre-Super Bowl media event. Vitaminwater is a competitor to Gatorade, the NFL's official drink.

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