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- September 4, 2015
“I believe this government will be called upon to tackle critical issues.”
-Vassiliki Thanou, who was appointed Greece’s caretaker prime minister, became the nation’s first female leader and will lead the country during elections next month. At the handover ceremony, Thanou remarked that her interim administration could have some big issues to tackle. Reuters, August 27, 2015.
- September 3, 2015
“This judgment is a new attack on the freedom of the press.”
-Mostefa Souag, general director at Al Jazeera, speaks out against the Egyptian court ruling that three Al Jazeera journalists will serve three-year prison sentences for allegedly not having proper licenses and airing news damaging to Egypt. Reuters, August 29, 2015.
- September 2, 2015
“We’re soldiering on.”
-Kim McBroom, a news anchor at WDBJ, during a morning broadcast a few days after a reporter and cameraman at the station were fatally shot on air. WDBJ-TV, August 28, 2015.
- September 1, 2015
“I’m very open about it—I’m pansexual.”
-Miley Cyrus talks about her sexuality during an interview with fashion magazine Elle UK. Huffington Post, August 28, 2015.
- August 31, 2015
“I really can’t blame the kid as much as I blame Marco.”
-Donte Stallworth, a former wide receiver for the NFL, comments on Marco Rubio’s incomplete pass to a child playing catch in Iowa. The presidential candidate’s throw hit the kid in the head and was caught on video. So, That Happened podcast, August 20, 2015.
- August 30, 2015
“I’m at the finish line. I get to see the families; I get to see the joy and the hope that we bring.”
-Professional wrestler John Cena grants his 500th wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during an episode of the TODAY show. TODAY, August 20, 2015.
- August 29, 2015
“A dead princess is only complete when surrounded by gaping crowds with their cameras out, or the opportunity to photograph yourself pulling an amazed expression when a killer whale leaps from a toilet.”
-The artist Banksy describes his newest exhibition at the Tropicana in the English town of Weston-super-Mare. Banksy said the exhibit is reminiscent of an amusement park that is not appropriate for kids. BBC, August 20, 2015