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The Associated Press | July 16, 2013 03:02 AM EST | AP


"I hope that we will approach this necessarily difficult dialogue with the same dignity that those who have lost the most, Trayvon's parents, have demonstrated throughout the last year – and especially over the past few days." – Attorney General Eric Holder calling the killing of Trayvon Martin a "tragic, unnecessary shooting," and saying the Justice Department will follow "the facts and the law" as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted.

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"This is not something that I as the chief deputy coroner get to report that often. It's an absolute miracle this child survived." – La Porte (Ind.) County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Huffman commenting on the rescue of 6-year-old Nathan Woessner who spent more than three hours buried under 11 feet of sand after being swallowed by a massive Indiana dune.

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"El Chapo is greatly strengthened because he will now have access to the crown jewel of narco-trafficking, Nuevo Laredo," – George Grayson, an expert on the Zetas and professor of government at the College of William & Mary in a statement after the capture of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel.