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Bubba Watson and his son Caleb.
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Bubba Watson and his son Caleb.



Issue: "Coat of many dollars," May 3, 2014

‘Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro-golfer.’

Champion golfer Bubba Watson’s description of himself on Twitter. Watson on April 13 won his second Masters Tournament in three years but said that “having my son means more to me than a green jacket.” Watson and his wife adopted their son Caleb two years ago.

‘There’s a lot of fear here. It’s not the same college I arrived at.’

Steven Fournier, a senior at Dowling College in Long Island, on the campus atmosphere as the college closes buildings and cuts costs. Dozens of small private colleges have seen enrollments drop more than 10 percent and are struggling to survive. Clayton Christensen, a professor at the Harvard Business School, predicted to the Bloomberg news service that half of all colleges and universities in the United States may go under in the next 15 years as online learning revolutionizes education.

‘I do not accept that we drown in a sea of hunger, letting the waves of death drag us under.’

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Catholic priest Frans van der Lugt, in a January video message from the Syrian city of Homs, where he was shot and killed on April 7. In the video van der Lugt also showed how little food he had on hand to feed Muslim and Christian families he had taken in—a bucket of olives and some wheat he said they were making into soup.

‘I told them this is England and not North Korea and told them to get their lawyers.’

London hairdresser Mo Nabbach, after two North Korean embassy officials visited him to demand that he remove a poster in his salon window. The poster featured a large picture of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un with the line, “Bad hair day? 15 percent off all gent cuts through the month of April.” Nabbach did take down the poster.

‘I think there is a gay mafia. I think if you cross them, you do get whacked.’

Liberal comedian Bill Maher after Mozilla fired CEO Brendan Eich over his stance against same-sex marriage.


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