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The Associated Press | July 25, 2013 03:02 AM EST | AP


"Have 12 years gone by and our memories faded so badly that we forgot what happened on Sept. 11?" – Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the Intelligence Committee, pleading with his colleagues to back the program during debate as the House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records.

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"The train travelled very fast and derailed and turned over on the bend in the track. It's a disaster. I've been very lucky because I'm one of the few be able to walk out." – Passenger Sergio Prego in a statement after a passenger train derailed on a curvy stretch of track in northwestern Spain, killing at least 40 people caught inside toppled cars and injuring at least 140 in the country's worst rail accident in decades, officials said.

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"I think he should pull out of the race. I think he needs serious psychiatric help." – Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. in comments as Anthony Weiner pressed ahead with his bid for mayor in New York despite growing calls for him to drop out over a new sexting scandal.