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The Associated Press | December 3, 2012 04:46 AM EST | AP


"After some thinking, our family has been saved the long road ahead – trials, possible plea agreements and possible appeals – and perhaps this was the best thing that could have happened." – Marilyn Chates, upon learning that Israel Keyes, who confessed to killing her son and daughter-in-law, had committed suicide..

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"Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding meaningful in-school hours is a critical investment that better prepares children to be successful in the 21st century," – Education Secretary Arne Duncan on five states adding learning time to the calendar starting in 2013.

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"Who was this Dave Letterman guy? Was he a brilliant, subtle passive-aggressive parody of a talk show host? Or just some Midwestern goon who was a little bit off? Time has proven that there's just really no way of knowing." – Comedian Tina Fey honoring Letterman as the late-night comedian received a Kennedy Center Honor.