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The Associated Press | March 10, 2014 03:11 AM EST | AP

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"This was going to be his last trip to Beijing. It just happened to be this one." — James Wood, brother of the Texas man aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, explaining that Philip Wood was relocating from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for work.

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"The situation in Venezuela reminds me of previous eras, when strongmen governed through violence and oppression; and human rights, hyperinflation, scarcity, and grinding poverty wrought havoc on the people of the hemisphere." — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden suggesting Venezuela's government is using armed vigilantes against peaceful protesters.

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"My time in shuanggui was tragic and brutal. It was a living hell. Those 184 days and five hours were not a life lived by a human. It was worse than being a pig or a dog." — Zhou Wangyan, a local Chinese official accused of bribery, claiming he was tortured while in detention because he would not confess.