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Michael Daly claims that a Pennsylvania student believes that it is possible to buy ingredients for a WMD on Amazon.

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the paragraph number.

"A Pennsylvania student has proven that it is possible to buy ingredients for a WMD on Amazon" (Daly par. 1).

Works Cited


Author. (screen name). “Title.” Website Name. Day Month Year of post, URL.

Daly, Michael. “Pennsylvania student proves you could buy ingredients for a WMD on Amazon.” The Daily Beast, 28 Jan. 2014,

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