"They want us to crush the Dalai Lama and that is not right." An unidentified monk shouting to foreign journalists visiting Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

"The big thing about the Bear Stearns bailout if you want to call it that is that it kind of opens the doors for other types of bailouts like for homeowners and individuals. If the Fed is thinking about the business community, the lending community and the credit markets, then members of Congress are tending to think about individuals." Federal budget expert Stanley Collender of Qorvis Communications, a Washington consulting firm.

"It was a super-rewarding mission. Exciting from the start to the ending." Endeavour shuttle commander Dominic Gorie after his seven-member crew completed an exceptionally long space station mission.

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