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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. PHOTO: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA

1. “The man has very strong control over a country. It’s a very different system and I don’t happen to like the system, but certainly, in that system, he’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader.”

— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a televised national security forum, where he renewed his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

3. “You get that sort of feeling that it’s like gaming the system. It’s a shock. It becomes normal, but it’s like, ‘How is this even legal? How is this possible?’ … They are like floating prisons.”

— Forest O’Neill, a federal contractor who coordinates boat observers in Honolulu, as an AP investigation found foreign fishermen are confined to U.S. boats in Hawaii without labor protection for years at a time.

3. “We’re not the KGB. We’re not the Gestapo. We’re the guys with the white hats on.”

Robert Benzon, who led the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into U.S. Airways Flight 1549, aka “The Miracle on the Hudson,” on how government accident investigators were portrayed in “Sully.”