"If the video is genuine, we are sickened by this brutal act, taking the life of another innocent American citizen." — State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, commenting on a video released by Islamic State extremists which purportedly shows the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
"Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it. Ebola treatment centers are reduced to places where people go to die alone, where little more than palliative care is offered." — Joanne Liu, Doctors Without Borders' international president.
"Over and over, we've learned that children need rich, multisensory environments, and learning music sort of brings all of that into a package for them." — Mary Luehrsen of the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, which awards scholarships and research grants for the study of music.