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Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Brandi Davis, a single mother of five, on why she relies on friends and family for childcare and financial help: “You’re not going to get far working at Burger King.”

John Leonard, an engineering professor, on why the public may not be ready for self-driving cars:​ “People seem to really want to do stupid things.”

Ashley Powell, a student activist: “I question whether people are working off a romantic view of social change where everyone is happy and people don’t have to feel uncomfortable. They are saying they want a safe space but what they are really trying to achieve is a comfortable space.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)