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The Associated Press | July 1, 2013 04:22 AM EST | AP

"We grieve for the family. We grieve for the department. We grieve for the city." – Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo after gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.


"Partners do not spy on each other. We cannot negotiate over a big trans-Atlantic market if there is the slightest doubt that our partners are carrying out spying activities on the offices of our negotiators." – EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding as key foreign allies threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs that reportedly installed covert listening devices in European Union offices.


"Nelson Mandela showed us that one man's courage can move the world." – President Barack Obama in a speech at the University of Cape Town after a solemn visit to the Robben Island prison where Mandela was confined for 18 of his 27 years in captivity.