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Dispatches Quotables


Policemen shout at protesters at the airport in Hong Kong. (Vincent Yu/AP)

‘Those who play with fire will perish by it.’

Yang Guang, China’s spokesman for its Hong Kong office, in a warning to protesters in Hong Kong.




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Attorney General William Barr (Richard Drew/AP)

‘We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability.’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on “serious irregularities” at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide.




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Dara Khosrowshahi (Isa Harsin/SIPA/AP)

‘The business will eventually be a break-even and profitable business.’

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi after reporting the largest-ever loss and slowest-ever revenue growth for the ride-sharing company.




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William H. McRaven (Eric Gay/AP)

‘With the rise of college tuition, it is ridiculous that university presidents make more money than the president of the entire country.’

Natalie Kim, a student at Swarthmore College, to on a report that 179 university presidents make more than the U.S. president’s $400,000 salary. (President Trump has declined the salary.) Seventeen public university presidents make more than $1 million. William H. McRaven of the University of Texas system made $2,578,609.


‘This is not a memory. We are still living this genocide until today, in all its details.’

Yazidi lawmaker Saib Khider on the fifth anniversary of the ISIS invasion of Iraq. Even though their homelands have been liberated, more than 400,000 Yazidis continue to live in displacement camps and 2,900 are missing, according to a report from 21Wilberforce.