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"Obamacare is destroying jobs. It is driving up health care costs. It is killing health benefits. It is shattering the economy:" Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who held the Senate in session overnight and the Twitterverse in his thrall with a near-22-hour speech that was meant to propel fellow Republican lawmakers into an all-out struggle to extinguish President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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"Americans with no link to terrorism or espionage should not have to worry that the NSA is vacuuming up their private information." Colorado Sen. Mark Udall after a bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans' phone records and data on Internet usage by the National Security Agency.

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"Ultra-low frequency attack is what I've been subject to for the last 3 months, and to be perfectly honest that is what has driven me to this." Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis in a note saying he was driven to kill by months of bombardment with extremely low-frequency radio waves, the FBI said in a disclosure that explains the phrase he etched on his shotgun: "My ELF Weapon!"