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December 19, 2014

“These events are extremely distressing for everyone of course and police officers aren’t immune from that — we’re human beings as well.” — Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar after eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city.

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“A society that has lived in the historic dark shadow of the colossus of the north is now feeling some sunlight. The lifting of the general state of siege mentality that normal relations will bring is ultra-important.” — Peter Kornbluh, a fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington and a co-author of “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana,” on the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States.

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“Are we now living in a world where we’re not allowed to say that these are bad people? Are we not allowed to make a movie where ISIS is the bad guy now? That’s been happening since Charlie Chaplin made ‘The (Great) Dictator.’ There’s so much political correctness that there (are) almost no villains left. ... Comedians attack power and corruption and things that feel wrong.” — Director Judd Apatow in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, commenting on Sony’s decision to cancel “The Interview” in the face of terrorist threats.

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