Quotations of the day
"What I saw today in the hospital, the wounded and the martyrs, the boy, the martyr Mohammad Yasser, whose blood is still on my hands and clothes, is something that we cannot keep silent about." — Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil, who visited wounded Palestinians at a hospital in Gaza City, where medics had brought in the lifeless body of a 4-year-old boy that Kandil claims was killed by an Israeli airstrike.
"I was on the phone, and I just started screaming. The truck was on the other side of the train, but I did see the panic on the faces of the people and saw some of them jump off." — Patricia Howle, who witnessed a freight train colliding with a parade float in Midland, Texas, that was carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 others.
"I don't like it; I would not vote for it; I think it needs to be repealed. But it is the law. If you default to the federal government, you forever give the keys to the state's health insurance market to the federal government." — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney the day before many states are expected to tell the federal government if they're willing to carry out a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.