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“Dear university students in the United States of America ...”

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Vahid Salemi / AP

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“Dear university students in the United States of America, this message is an expression of our empathy and solidarity with you. As the page of history is turning, you are standing on the right side of it.”

Iranian Supreme Leader AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI, praising U.S. students protesting against the “terrorist Israeli regime” in a May 25 open letter.

“No social issues. No politics. Nothing embarrassing, I hope. Just a game.”

Wheel of Fortune’s PAT SAJAK, signing off as the game show’s host on June 7 after four decades. As host, he said he’d felt a “responsibility to keep this daily half-hour a safe place for family fun.”

“Everyone is so connected that sometimes they don’t even talk to their own family.”

ALFREDO MARUBO, who said his remote Amazonian tribe is experiencing smartphone addiction after getting internet access via Starlink last September.*

“[My friends] think it’s pretty weird but at this point I’m like it doesn’t really matter because it’s helped me so much.”

LUKE MARTIN, a 16-year-old Canadian who swapped his smartphone for a “dumbphone” to fight his app addictions.**

“It’s not good healthcare when one of the people involved has to die.”

Pro-life activist PAULETTE HARLOW, 75, who was sentenced to 24 months in prison on May 31 for blocking an abortion facility entrance.

*The New York Times; **BBC


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