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‘I want to announce tonight President Obama is a one-term President.’

1. MICHELE BACHMANN, Republican presidential hopeful and Tea Party favorite, during the first major GOP debate of the 2012 campaign

‘Everyone looks at them and says, “That’s Gabby. She’s back. She was never gone. She’s just been away from us for a while.”‘

2. P.K. WEIS, the photojournalist who took the first pictures of Representative Gabrielle Giffords to be published since she was shot in Tucson, Ariz., in January

‘The magic flute is broken. After 20 years, Italians have stopped following Berlusconi’s music.’

3. EZIO MAURO, editor of La Repubblica, a left-leaning Italian newspaper, writing after referendum results dealt a blow to scandal-plagued Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

‘If we thought it would take this long, there is not a chance on earth we’d have done it.’

4. BONO, lead singer of U2, who co-wrote the music and lyrics for Broadway’s troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which officially–and finally–opened June 14

‘We have to take things one atom at a time.’

5. PAUL KAROL, chairman of the international panel that welcomed two new elements to the periodic table earlier this month; the elements, 114 and 116, still await official names


Years since the Pentagon Papers were leaked to and published by the New York Times; the government’s secret 7,000-page report on Vietnam was released in full on June 13


Age of a relic stolen from a Catholic church in Long Beach, Calif.; it belonged to St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of … lost objects


Increase in baggage fees collected by U.S. airlines in 2010, compared with 2009; last year carriers brought in $3.4 billion from such fees


Estimated savings for the Carlisle Area School District in Pennsylvania from having sheep graze on (i.e., landscape) its grounds, reports the Patriot-News

Sources: Washington Post; Poynter; La Repubblica; New York Times; Wall Street Journal

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