The Daily Gamecock

Briefing: 4/14/16

"The United States is opposed to the use of torture in any form, at any time, by any government or non-state actor."

— Secretary of State John Kerry responds to GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's remarks on loosening U.S. laws to allow some forms of torture, including waterboarding.

"Verizon's corporate greed isn't just harming workers' families, it's hurting customers as well."

— After 36,000 Verizon workers went on strike because the company failed to establish a new labor contract, the Communication Workers of America is fighting on their behalf to reach an agreement.

"For me and the family, it's been rough to yell all this time and shout to the rafters about seeking justice for our family member, my brother, and to fall on deaf ears."

— Jeffrey Coleman comments on the protests that have arisen in Chicago after the fatal shooting of his brother, 16-year-old Pierre Loury, by a police officer Monday night.

"Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos ... because we are human, and our nature is to fly."

— Stephen Hawking is in support of a $100 million project to send "nanocraft," spacecraft about the size of a butterfly, to explore Alpha Centauri, our closest neighboring star system.