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Issue: "School choice," Aug. 25, 2012

'Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.'

American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas in her first tweet after winning the all-around gold medal at the London Olympics.

'Your dad's a hero.'

FBI agents speaking to Armadeep Singh Kaleka, whose father was Sikh Temple of Wisconsin president Satwant Singh Kaleka. The elder Kaleka fought gunman Wade Michael Page with a butter knife before taking two fatal shots to the leg. Page killed six people at the temple on Aug. 5.

'The greatest atrocity in the United States today.'

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U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., on "the gruesome late-term abortion of unborn children who can feel pain." Franks' bill banning late-term abortions in the District of Columbia on July 31 failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

'He is not someone who deserves to be spared the rigors of a reckoning.'

David Greenberg, in the online liberal magazine Slate, on leftist writer Gore Vidal, who died on July 31 and received glowing obituaries in the media. Describing Vidal as "a man whose worldview was fundamentally racist and elitist," Greenberg also pointed out Vidal's embrace of conspiracy theories ranging from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and his embrace of domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh.

'I'm never gonna get out.'

A comment by Jared Loughner, reportedly during a therapy session when asked what he would do if he ever left prison. Loughner on Aug. 7 pleaded guilty to 19 counts in relation to the killing of six people and the wounding of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last year in Arizona.


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