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Harold Metts (Associated Press photo by Victoria Arocho)


Issue: "Back to School," Aug. 27, 2011

"I'm all for party loyalty, but God gave me a brain and I use it."

Harold Metts, Democratic state senator from Rhode Island and co-sponsor of a voter ID law in that state, on widespread opposition to such laws within his party.

"This country has changed. We've lost something."

Aaron Biber, an 89-year-old business owner in the riot-plagued Tottenham neighborhood of London, on the recent violence and looting (see "London fights back" in this issue).

"A new way to bake for the next generation of chefs."

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Hasbro in a statement announcing the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven. The toymaker has since 1963 relied on a 100-watt bulb as the heat source for its bestselling Easy Bake Oven. Since new rules passed by Congress will ban the bulb in favor of energy-efficient lighting, Hasbro will this month introduce a new oven with its own internal heating element.

"Pregnancy is not a disease, and children are not a 'health problem'-they are the next generation of Americans."

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, on a decision by the Obama administration to require health insurance plans to cover birth control and abortion drugs without a co-pay (see "Moment of decision" in this issue).

"We we're not aware of how the lemonade was made, who made the lemonade, [or] what the lemonade was made with."

Midway, Ga., Police Chief Kelly Morningstar on shutting down a lemonade stand set up by three local girls. City law requires sellers to obtain business and food permits.


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