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Quote of note

“Today can only be described as the best day of our lives. We have waited for nearly 26 months for this moment and the joy and relief we feel at Shane and Josh's long-awaited freedom knows no bounds.” – A statement from the families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who were freed from prison in Iran on Wednesday. The men – who were arrested after they hiked across the Iran border – were imprisoned for two years on charges of being spies.

News to know

The Federal Reserve announced a new economic stimulus plan Wednesday called Operation Twist. The plan won’t infuse any money into the economy but will keep interest rates low and perhaps push them ever lower. 

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