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July 28, 2014

“Israel is not obliged and is not going to let a terrorist organization decide when it’s convenient to fire at our cities, at our people, and when it’s not.” — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, suggesting Hamas could not be trusted after it violated recent cease-fire efforts.

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“This is a risky mission. There’s no doubt about that. But all the professional advice that I have is that the safest way to conduct it is unarmed, as part of a police-led humanitarian mission.” — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on dispatching the country’s police unit to secure the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.

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“Now that I find myself on the highest step on the Champs-Elysees podium, it’s more beautiful than I ever imagined. I’ve never been this moved in all my life.” — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali, the Arc de Triomphe behind him, on winning the Tour de France.

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