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Issue: "2014 Books Issue," June 28, 2014

‘We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.’

Hillary Clinton speaking in defense of her and her husband’s six-figure speaking fees. A Republican National Committee spokesman pointed out that Hillary Clinton had an $8 million book contract after leaving the White House.

‘Definitely. It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people. It has encouraged our people.’

A senior Taliban commander, unnamed by Time in an interview on whether the deal for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would inspire the Taliban to kidnap others.

‘We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.’

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The initial tweet from the CIA’s new Twitter account, on June 6.

‘We would not dog-ear Exodus 20:13  (“You shall not kill”).’

The Alliance Defending Freedom in an offer to supply each Planned Parenthood center with a free copy of the Bible. The offer was made after Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, had said that “abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian.”

‘We cannot bear it anymore. There’s no people anymore ... no cats, no insects, there’s nothing left.’

A British doctor, unnamed for security reasons, who worked in Aleppo, Syria, for two years and was injured this month in a barrel bomb attack.

‘The church is now contaminated with terror. You don’t feel safe in prayer.’

A Christian in Khartoum on the growing climate of fear in Sudan following the detention of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, who is imprisoned in Khartoum along with her toddler son and newborn daughter on charges of apostasy.

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