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Dispatches Quotables


Ovidio Guzmán (Handout)

‘Tell your people to stop everything.’

A masked soldier to Ovidio Guzmán, son of drug lord El Chapo, in a video released by the Mexican government. As Mexican soldiers attempted to arrest Guzmán, the Sinaloa drug cartel began a string of attacks against military families across the city, and the soldiers were forced to release Guzmán several hours later.



Sean Rash (iStock)

‘I think this stands witness to what America does.’

1st Sgt. Sean Rash of the Idaho Army National Guard on the military service held for a soldier killed 75 years ago in Germany during World War II. The military identified the remains of Army Pfc. Donald E. Mangan last year and had them returned to the United States for burial in a family plot.




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Juan Soto (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

‘I’m thankful to be celebrating this with my first beer with these guys.’

Juan Soto, outfielder for the Washington Nationals, after the Nationals won the World Series. Soto celebrated a playoff spot and three playoff advancements with sparkling water, but he turned 21 a few days before the Nationals won the World Series.



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Barack Obama (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people, and this is accelerated by social media, that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people.’

Former President Barack Obama on the growth of “cancel culture” in social media. “The world is messy,” he said. “There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids and, you know, share certain things with you.”


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Jim Allister (Press Association via AP)

‘This is an exceptionally dark day for one community in Northern Ireland, and that’s the community of the unborn.’

Jim Allister, Traditional Unionist Voice leader in Northern Ireland on the ending of protections for unborn babies in the country on Oct. 21.