March 6, 2014

THE WEEK

RUSSIA OCCUPIED CRIMEA

Apple

Announced the debut of CarPlay, a sleek new operating system designed for cars

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

RadioShack

Announced it will close roughly 1,100 underperforming stores

‘How many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?’

JERRY BROWN, California governor, expressing concern about the ripple effect of fully legalizing marijuana

$44,100

Amount Arby’s spent to buy the oversize hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammys

30,000+

Age, in years, of a virus that scientists found frozen in the Siberian tundra; it does not affect humans

‘It would naturally be the last resort, absolutely the last.’

VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian President, on using military force in Ukraine; he claimed Russians were worried about their safety

‘He is the one who gives us jobs and helps out in the mountains.’

PEDRO RAMIREZ, a Mexican citizen, demonstrating for the release of cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who was arrested in February; Guzmán was widely considered to be the world’s most powerful drug trafficker

‘IT’S ALMOST RACIST, TO ME.’

RICHARD SHERMAN, Seattle Seahawks cornerback, on the NFL’s weighing whether to impose a 15-yd. penalty for use of the N word during games; “It’s weird they’re targeting one specific word,” he added

$1 billion

Amount Kickstarter has raised in pledged donations since its 2009 launch

‘It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s.’

LUPITA NYONG’O, accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Patsey, a real-life slave girl, in 12 Years a Slave

Sources: Academy Awards; Meet the Press; Reuters; Sports Illustrated; USA Today

This appears in the March 17, 2014 issue of TIME.

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