"Literally, silence can kill. GM did not act and did not alert us in a timely manner. What GM did was break the law." — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx after General Motors was hit with a record $35 million fine for taking more than a decade to disclose an ignition-switch defect in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 13 deaths.

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"People are tired of war and chaos. Burglaries and marauding have to stop." — Viktor Gusak, a steelworker who joined in the effort to banish the pro-Russia militants from Mariupol, the site of bloody clashes last week between Ukrainian troops and the insurgents.

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"The company is guilty. The new (methane) gas levels had gotten too high and they didn't tell us in time." — Miner Erdal Bicak, after an explosion at a mine in Soma, Turkey, earlier this week killed at least 298 miners.



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