May 29, 2014

THE WEEK

WE MOURNED MAYA ANGELOU

‘I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me. But I will punish you all for it.’

ELLIOT RODGER, 22, in a video message he posted before killing seven people–including himself–in a murderous rampage in Isla Vista, Calif.

202 m.p.h.

Top speed of Italy’s new “super-cop-car” police vehicle, which was donated by Lamborghini

$2.8 million

Estimated cost of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding at Forte di Belvedere in Florence

‘Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.’

PRESIDENT OBAMA, downplaying the role of military action in U.S. global leadership during a major foreign-policy address at West Point’s commencement

Alibaba

The Chinese e-tailer’s forthcoming U.S. site, 11 Main, got big buzz

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Amazon

The U.S. e-tailer battled publisher Hachette over book prices

‘THEY WANT TO … TAKE BACK THE REINS OF THEIR DESTINY.’

MARINE LE PEN, prominent conservative French politician, describing a populace wary of globalization; her far-right National Front party made huge gains in the May 25 European Parliament elections

$10.5 million

Median U.S. CEO pay in 2013, up 8.8% over the previous year; the current figure is an all-time high

‘I absolutely deserved to be going to Brazil.’

LANDON DONOVAN, U.S. soccer star, after being passed over for the World Cup team; four days later, the snubbed L.A. Galaxy player scored his 135th career goal, breaking the Major League Soccer record

‘We have to strive to change confrontation to cooperation.’

NAWAZ SHARIF, Pakistani President, after resuming peace talks with newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; his visit to New Delhi was the first by a Pakistani leader since the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks

Sources: Wall Street Journal; New York Times; AP (2); E!; Times of India

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This appears in the June 09, 2014 issue of TIME.

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