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The Associated Press | March 9, 2013 03:02 AM EST | AP


"The forecast was 4 to 6 inches and I think I'm looking at about 12 to 14 inches. I did not expect to have to bring out the snow blower." – West Roxbury resident Mark Spillane, as a slow-moving storm centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of New England.

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"Today is a tribute to all the men and women who have gone to sea, but especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf." – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, after two Civil War sailors from the ironclad USS Monitor were buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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"The map looks pretty good" for the GOP. If I had a deck of cards to play, I'd rather play the Republican deck than the Democratic deck." – Greg Strimple, an Idaho-based Republican pollster for Senate and gubernatorial candidates, as Democrats face challenges as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress.