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The Associated Press | March 28, 2013 03:02 AM EST | AP


"Why are you so confident in that judgment? How many states permit gay couples to marry?" – Justice Antonin Scalia, on whether there has been a "sea change" in opinion on gay marriage since the Defense of Marriage Act law was enacted in 1996.

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"You can read and you can study and you can talk but until you see things it doesn't become reality." – Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as a bipartisan group of senators crafting a sweeping immigration bill got a firsthand look at security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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"He didn't give 12 people the chance to plea bargain and say, `Let's see if you're going to shoot me or not.'" – Melisa Cowden, whose ex-husband was killed in the theater as Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes offered to plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.