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The Associated Press | August 6, 2013 03:03 AM EST | AP

"They hunted their targets. These men didn't hunt animals, ladies and gentlemen, they hunted people." – Prosecutor Fred Wyshak during the government's closing argument in the racketeering trial of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger.


"For the player appealing, Alex Rodriguez, we agree with his decision to fight his suspension. We believe that the commissioner has not acted appropriately ... The union, consistent with its history, will defend his rights vigorously." – Union head Michael Weiner after Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.


"We all take an oath to uphold the laws of this country and our Constitution, and that doesn't mean you pick the laws you like and you ignore the laws you don't. And yet the president has shown a willingness to be selective in how he enforces laws." – Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. as President Barack Obama's decision to delay a central provision of his health care law has emerged as a major arguing point – not against that law but in opposition to immigration legislation.