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The Wahkiakum County Eagle of Cathlamet, Washington

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"There's no denying the serious risk they will be facing. (But their mission will) not be to lead the charge to take the hill." — White House spokesman Josh Earnest after the United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, pledging up to 50 special operations troops. October 31.

"Why should we have these people that hate everything we stand for?" — Donald Trump, suggesting that Republican debate moderators be required to prove that they vote Republican after the party's national committee expressed dismay at the line of questioning from CNBC commentators. October 31.

"Let's be frank: The House is broken. We are not settling scores. We are wiping the slate clean." — Paul Ryan, who became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House. October 30.

"I think we may spend less on things like traveling, luxury goods, expensive new phones or a bigger house." — Su Weihua, 36, the mother of an 8-year-old daughter in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, who is making plans to become pregnant next year after Beijing abolished its one-child policy. October 30.

"What he should not have done is throw the student. Police officers make mistakes too. They're human and they need to be held accountable, and that's what we've done with Deputy Ben Fields." ~ Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who fired Fields after he flipped a disruptive student in South Carolina out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor. October 29.

"We won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly, whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground." — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, signaling that the United States is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target Islamic State militants. October 28.

"I think there's a very strong case for a processing center in Turkey that would actually register people and process them and explain where they are in the queue and what chances they've got. That's the only way those people are not going to go into the hands of the smugglers. It's clear the fences are not going to stop smugglers."- David Miliband, the head of the International Rescue Committee, arguing the smuggler trade is being fueled by the lack of legal routes to resettlement. October 27.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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