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Quotation(s) Of The Week: Tsarnaev Apologizes; Gay Marriage Legal Across U.S.

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What’s This? A newish feature. Each week, we’re going to pick a newsworthy or huh?-worthy or whoa-worthy quotation that stuck with us.

OK, What’s This Quotation Above? At his formal sentencing hearing Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev surprised those in court by opting to speak. The 21-year-old, who largely sat impassively as he was convicted and sentenced to death, rose and apologized to the bombing victims and their families. "I pray for your relief, for your healing, for your well-being, for your strength," he said.

Where Can I Find Out More About This Topic? Here's what victims said at the hearing, and what the judge said as he sentenced Tsarnaev. And here's ex-Judge Nancy Gertner on why he decided to address the court.

But This Was A Huge News Week. So How About Another Quotation? Indeed. Also this week the U.S. Supreme Court delivered opinions in hugely anticipated health and gay marriage cases.

In the latter, on Friday, the court ruled that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. President Obama lauded the landmark ruling, saying:

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How About Previous Quotations Of The Week? They’re all here.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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