March 13, 2014

THE WEEK

FLIGHT 370 DISAPPEARED

‘Would I do it again? …Absolutely.’

EDWARD SNOWDEN, announcing in a video message at South by Southwest that he does not regret his decision to leak classified information about the National Security Agency

777-7777

The mobile-phone number (area code 050) that sold for roughly $2.1 million at a charity auction in Abu Dhabi; its owner gets a guaranteed two-year contract

3 min. 2.13 sec.

Time the U.S. team logged in the 4×400-m relay race at the World Indoor Track Championships in Sopot, Poland, breaking the 15-year-old world record by 0.70 sec.

‘You do not have any legal grounds to provide financial assistance to these bandits. ‘

VIKTOR YANUKOVYCH, ousted Ukrainian President, criticizing the U.S. for its $1 billion pledge to Ukraine, which he claims may violate a U.S. policy restricting aid to governments that take power after a coup

GOOD WEEK

Science fiction

The premiere of ABC’s Resurrection drew 13.3 million viewers

BAD WEEK

Science

The premiere of Fox’s space docuseries Cosmos drew 5.8 million viewers

‘I HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS THAT THE CIA’S SEARCH MAY WELL HAVE VIOLATED … THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.’

DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California Senator, alleging that the CIA may have illegally accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

$500,000

Amount a California man claims he shouldn’t have to pay a Las Vegas casino; his suit alleges that employees allowed him to gamble while drunk

‘What is it like to be the last black President?’

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, to President Obama, on the satirical web talk show Between Two Ferns. “Seriously?” Obama shot back. “What’s it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a President?”

‘The people on the plane, we just want them back.’

AN UNNAMED RELATIVE of a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished over Southeast Asia

Sources: CNN; Fox News; Funny or Die; NBC; New York Times

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This appears in the March 24, 2014 issue of TIME.

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