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"We will get through this. This is not going to be a apocalypse, I think, as people have said. It's just dumb. And it's going to hurt. It's going to hurt individual people and it's going to hurt the economy overall." - President Barack Obama, on automatic spending cuts, or sequestration, that went into effect today, according to Yahoo News.

News to know

Eight South African police officers accused of dragging a man behind a police van have been arrested, CNN reports. Video of the incident show a man handcuffed to the back of a police van as it drives through the street. The van picks up speed as the crowd surrounding it chased and screamed at the van. The man, identified as a Mozambican cab driver, later died in a police cell from head injuries. The South African acting police minister said tough action would be taken against those involved, and called for a speedy, independent investigation. 

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