"People just really need to stay weather aware, have a plan and understand that severe storms are possible across portions of the southern Plains almost daily through Saturday." — National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz.

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"Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Former Congressman and Speaker of the House Jim Wright. Jim represented the people of his beloved Texas for over three decades. He was a committed public leader and a proud World War II veteran who dedicated much of his life to serving his country." — President Barack Obama.

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"Charlie Hebdo is the greatest anti-racist magazine in France and that these people should have been called racists has, to my mind, been criminal." — Writer Salman Rushdie defending PEN's decision to honor the satirical magazine with the Freedom of Expression Courage Award.