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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, February 23, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"We received very disturbing news today. I think that we are going to have a course of new action and that will be vigorously pursued in the next several weeks." - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, after officials said six underground tanks at Hanford nuclear reservation are leaking.

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"We are relieved at the fact that Oscar got bail today, but at the same time we are in mourning for the death of Reeva, with her family. As a family, we know Oscar's version of what happened on that tragic night and we know that that is the truth and that will prevail in the coming court case." - Arnold Pistorius, after his nephew Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail ahead of his murder trial.

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"I feel very confident that we are going to get a number of nations to make that contribution for the enduring presence." - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, after the U.S. and its NATO allies revealed they may keep as many as 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year.