Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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"They thought it was cool, that someone could open fire on a school." Sarah Jedd, a 15-year-old student at Cleveland's South High School, on the four white students arrested for allegedly plotting a killing spree at their predominantly black high school last week

"Your accent stinks." A New Hampshire high-school student, when asked by Vice President Al Gore for an example of what it means to "dis" somebody

"It is a tragic case, a pure act of God." London coroner Dr. Paul Knapman, in a report on the deaths of two Thai women struck by lightning in Hyde Park two months ago, due to metal underwires in their bras that conducted an electrical charge to their hearts

"You can be seriously disfigured or whatever and women will still be attracted to you." Actor Ben Affleck, touting the fringe benefits of fame, in an upcoming Playboy interview

"Are you willing to admit that you bet on baseball and make some sort of apology to that effect? …

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