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Issue: "Beyond the body count," Nov. 5, 2011

"It's like Noah's Ark wrecking right here in Zanesville, Ohio."

Jack Hanna, TV personality and former director of the Columbus Zoo, after the owner of a U.S. exotic animal farm released dozens of tigers, lions, and other beasts from their cages before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"I believe all the choices we've made have been the right ones."

President Barack Obama, in an interview with ABC's Jake Tapper, on the administration's economic policies.

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"I would like to ask all those who occupy ministry buildings, choke the streets with garbage, close off ports, close off the Acropolis, if this helps us stand on our feet again-of course it does not."

Greek Prime Minister GEORGE PAPANDREOU, on a two-day general strike beginning Oct. 19 to protest efforts by the government to address the country's deepening debt crisis.

"He's not the type whose supporters are going to fall on their sword for him."

U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's struggle to inspire Republican voters.

"My feeling is this: If a man wants to divorce me and says our relationship has no value to him, and then he asks me if he can sleep with me, the answer is, 'No!'"

Kim Mulkey, women's basketball coach at Baylor, on not wanting to play Texas A&M this season after the Aggies decided to leave the Big XII conference next year to join the SEC.


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