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Originally published Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 1:08 AM

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"It seems to me this is a government that is beginning to blame the United States for all its troubles. This is very dark. This is the most nebulous period, the most menacing that the government has been, and the actions have been pretty severe." - Javier Corrales, an Amherst College political scientist, on interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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"It seems to me this is a government that is beginning to blame the United States for all its troubles. This is very dark. This is the most nebulous period, the most menacing that the government has been, and the actions have been pretty severe." - Javier Corrales, an Amherst College political scientist, on interim Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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"I figure small knives are appropriate and fine. People carry pocket knives on them daily on the street so I'm just as at risk there versus on an airplane. So I'm not really too concerned about it." - Becca Wong of Los Angeles after the Transportation Security Administration announced airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month.

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"When you hear about new highs, the greed factor kicks in. It gets people to think, `Do I own enough stocks?'" - Nicolas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, after the Dow Jones industrial average regained all the losses suffered during the Great Recession and reached a new high.

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