Quotations of the day

January 12, 2013 - 4:32 AM

"The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman." — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy. He added that his father thought the Warren Commission, which concluded Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president, was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."

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"It's a glass 62 percent full. It's well worth the effort." — Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on a study that found that this year's flu vaccine appears to be 62 percent effective, about as well as it has in past flu seasons.

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"While Dioncounda Traore asked for help from France, we ask for guidance from Allah and from other Muslims in our sub-region because this war has become a war against the crusaders." — Sanda Abou Moahmed, a spokesman for the Ansar Dine group, who condemned Mali's president for seeking military help from its former colonizer.