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The Associated Press | February 26, 2013 03:41 AM EST | AP


"He really changed the national conversation, and he showed real courage in pursuing the duties of his job." --- Chris Collins, a vice president of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, on Dr. C. Everett Koop, former surgeon general, who died Monday at age 96.

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"I think people can genuinely understand that the world is changing. And while some people are still very reliant on the mail, for a lot of people that's a fraction of the way they receive information." --- New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on proposals to cut mail delivery to three days per week instead of six.

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"Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to the DPRK strange? In a word, yes. But finding common ground on the basketball court is a beautiful thing." --- Shane Smith, VICE media company founder, who is hosting an upcoming series of basketball games between the Harlem Globetrotters and North Korean athletes.