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Posted: May 5, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The Russians bought off our police.We’re angry that the separatists were set free, and we demand that anyone who calls for the breakup of Ukraine be punished.” Andrei Shpak, one of about 300 protesters who gathered outside regional police headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine

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