"I had every reason to think that he was taking it in and that he was genuinely sorry for what he did." — Death penalty opponent Sister Helen Prejean, testifying that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed genuine sorrow for the victims.

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"France will do everything it can to aid the process of opening Cuba and help get rid of measures that have so seriously damaged Cuba's development." — French President Francois Hollande during a trip to the island.

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"Despite our conviction that there was no tampering with footballs, it was our intention to accept any discipline levied by the league. Today's punishment, however, far exceeded any reasonable expectation. It was based completely on circumstantial rather than hard or conclusive evidence. Tom Brady has our unconditional support." — The Patriots in a statement, commenting on the NFL decision to suspend Tom Brady for the first four games of the season.