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Quotations of the day

Friday - 1/18/2013, 3:04am  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - "I'm a flawed character." _ Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, admitting during a TV interview after years of denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs to capture seven Tour de France titles.

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"An important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were eliminated." _ Mohand Said Oubelaid, Algeria's communications minister, after a military raid on a gas plant in the Sahara targeting al-Qaida-linked militants holding dozens of captives. The death toll from the raid remains unclear.

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"There wasn't a subject my mother wouldn't take on." _ Jeanne Phillips, daughter of Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as "Dear Abby." The venerable advice columnist died this week at age 94.


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