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The Associated Press | August 20, 2013 03:02 AM EST | AP


"The United States continues to support Egypt's ongoing efforts against terrorism and growing lawlessness in the Sinai, and we continue to cooperate with Egypt in these efforts." – State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki after suspected Islamic militants ambushed two minibuses carrying off-duty policemen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, forcing the men to lie on the sand and shooting 25 of them dead.

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"Most of the rules have not been finalized. A lot of them haven't even been proposed yet. When some of the rules have been proposed, they`re highly complicated, they're riddled with exceptions, they're watered down." – Sheila Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in comments after President Obama prodded top financial regulators to act more swiftly to execute his sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules.

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"He needs to resign. He doesn't represent us, and he does not represent this city." – City Councilman Kevin Faulconer in a statement as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces a recall effort prompted by a cascade of sexual harassment allegations that also led the entire City Council and many leading Democrats to call for him to step down.