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A montage of voices in the week's news, includes: NBA Commissioner David Stern; an unidentified commentator; Jean-Francois Lamour, vice-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency; Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA); an unidentified reporter; White House Press Secretary Tony Snow; FBI Director Robert Mueller; an unidentified market analyst.


This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rebecca Roberts.

And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

Mr. DAVID STERN (NBA Commissioner): Amongst the allegations are that he bet on games in which he officiated, and possibly in which he did not officiate, and that he gave information to others for the purpose of allowing them to place bets.

Unidentified Man #1: The leader of the Tour de France has been sent home by his own team - finished, done, embarrassed. Michael Rasmussen of Denmark was removed from the race after winning yesterday's stage, and the world's most famous bike races rocked by yet another scandal.

Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS LAMOUR (Vice President, World Anti-Doping Agency): (Through translator) There are cyclists who do their job and train in transparency and we have to have confidence in them. But I can't hide my worry that there will be others who will try to kill this wonderful sport.

Senator CHARLES SCHUMER (Democrat, New York): The attorney general took an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Instead, he tells the half-truth, the partial truth, and everything but the truth.

Attorney General ALBERTO GONZALES (U.S. Department of Justice): It was not about the terrorist surveillance program that the president announced to the American people. Now, I would like the opportunity…

Senator ARLEN SPECTER (Republican, Pennsylvania): Attorney General, do you expect us to believe that?

Unidentified Man #2: Mueller did not contradict the attorney general.

Mr. TONY SNOW (White House Press Secretary): No. We don't think he did.

Unidentified Man #2: The attorney general has told the truth to the American people and to Congress about this program.

Mr. SNOW: You know, here's the - I don't want to stand here as the judge to try to interpret for you what everybody means when they use that term, when they use terrorist surveillance program.

Mr. ROBERT MUELLER (Director, FBI): The discussion was on a NSA program that has been much discussed, yes.

Unidentified Man #3: The earnings from corporate America are coming through very nicely. But right now, people are not interested in earnings. They're interested in the psychology of the markets. And when you come in in the morning to see futures down, you know you're in for the tough day.

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