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Quotations in the News

Thursday - 4/3/2014, 4:10am  ET

The Associated Press

"The last two hours have been the most nerve-wracking I've ever felt. I know God is here protecting me and all the soldiers, but I have my phone in my hand just hoping it will ring and it will be my husband." -- Tayra DeHart, 33, after a soldier opened fire on fellow service members at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide.

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"How much is it luck? How much is it science? How much is it preparedness? It is a combination of all of the above. I think what we just saw here is pure luck. Mostly, it is luck that the tsunami was not bigger and that it hit a fairly isolated area of Chile." -- Costas Synolakis, an engineer who directs the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California, after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck Chile with surprisingly little damage and death.

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"This is one of the most demanding and challenging search and rescue operations, or search and recovery operations, that I have ever seen -- and I think probably one of the most complex operations of this nature that the world has ever seen." -- Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


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