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The Associated Press | March 20, 2013 03:46 AM EST | AP

"That's the problem with this place. The gun lobby is inordinately powerful." – Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after Senate leaders decided not to include an assault weapons ban in Democrats' gun-control legislation.


"They're injuries of varying severity ... to varying parts of the body. They're complicated injuries to deal with." – Dr. Michael Morkin, who treated Marines injured by shrapnel in a mortar shell explosion that killed seven.


"We shouldn't lose our cool. When banks open, if we pull all our money out, it would be like we would be punishing ourselves." – Panayiotis Violettis, a 56-year-old retired government worker, after lawmakers in Cyprus rejected a plan to seize up to 10 percent of people's bank deposits to secure an international bailout and prevent a collapse of the country's banks.