Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"He is a brave man trying under very difficult circumstances to hold that country together, and we have not given him the resources he needs." -- Hillary Rodham Clinton on Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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"This is pretty serious. Some of these areas have not burned in over 40 years." -- City of Sierra Madre spokeswoman Elisa Weaver on a wildfire near Los Angeles.

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"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed." -- Miley Cyrus on an apparently racy photo spread appearing in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.