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“This is my livelihood, for 20 years. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I’m just still in shock, still stunned.”

Patsy Mullins, owner of one of dozens of businesses destroyed when looters attacked downtown Chicago on Aug. 10. Looters reportedly broke shop windows and then carried off merchandise in shopping bags and, in at least one case, a U-Haul van. 

“These numbers show how vote by mail fails.”

J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, on evidence that 223,000 mail-in ballots in Clark County, Nev., went to incorrect addresses in the June 2020 primary election. Other states have had similar troubles with mail-in ballots. 

“I’m so happy to welcome you to the Grace Community Church peaceful protest.”

John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, Calif., speaking during an indoor service held despite an order from California Gov. Gavin Newsom banning indoor activities, including church services. 

“My son and I will have some robust disagreements over some matters of policy, not all. And yet, at the end of the day, you know, I love him dearly, and he loves me.”

Susan Rice, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as national security adviser in the Obama administration, on her Trump-supporting 23-year-old son, John David Rice-Cameron. 

“Daniel, being Daniel, protected his father, and he took the shooter’s first bullet.”

Judge Esther Salas on her 20-year-old son, Daniel Anderl. Police believe disgruntled lawyer Roy den Hollander, who later committed suicide, was the suspect who shot and killed the judge’s son as well as wounded her husband, Mark Anderl.