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Greg Abbott



Issue: "50 years after the bomb," Sept. 21, 2013

‘Voter IDs have nothing to do with race, and they are free to anyone who needs one.’

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott after the Justice Department announced it will sue the state of Texas over its voter ID law. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the intent of the 2011 Texas law is to suppress minority voters.

‘It’s almost a state of emergency for women across India.’

Rahul Bose, a Bollywood actor in India, on the latest outcry over gang rape after a photojournalist in her 20s was attacked in Mumbai, India, on Aug. 22 and brutally raped by five suspects. The number of foreign female tourists coming to India during the first three months of this year reportedly fell by 35 percent after a widely reported December gang rape in New Delhi, in which the victim died.

‘My husband is a friend, and I’m already missing him. But what can I do but thank God for his life. I pray that through his death those who killed him will get to know Jesus as their savior.’

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Grace Yog Gyang, 28, ­pregnant widow of Pam Gyang, a pastor killed in Jos, Nigeria, by Islamic extremists in a mass shooting Sept. 1.

‘Never, ever give up.’

Diana Nyad, 64, upon completing a 110-mile swim without a shark cage from Cuba to Florida on Sept. 2. The world-record swim, which she first attempted at age 29 in 1978 and has tried four times since turning 60, took 53 hours.

‘I felt like slashing their throats. But anyway, God be with you.’

Evangelist Billy Graham in an April 30, 1973, taped phone conversation with then-President Richard Nixon released in August for the first time by the Nixon Library. Graham was commenting on CBS News’ negative coverage of Nixon’s first major speech on Watergate.


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