June 26, 2014 5:53 AM EDT



$24 million

Estimated value of the 112-ft. (34 m) yacht Polar Bear, which was damaged in a Chula Vista, Calif., fire captured on film by a remote-controlled drone

‘This … does nothing to support Egypt’s claim to be on a transition to democracy. ‘

JULIE BISHOP, Australian Foreign Minister, on the sentences handed down to three al-Jazeera journalists




The great white shark population off U.S. coasts is growing after years of decline


Experts are predicting a rise in coastal shark attacks; there were about 50 last year

‘The EPA is getting almost everything it wanted.’

ANTONIN SCALIA, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, on the decision to allow the agency to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions from certain sources, including power plants


Increase in autism risk with prenatal exposure to pesticides, according to a large study by the University of California at Davis

‘The very future of Iraq depends on choices that will be made in the next days and weeks.’

JOHN KERRY, U.S. Secretary of State, urging the feuding leaders in Iraq to form a coordinated opposition to insurgents; Kerry, who said Washington had ruled out air strikes in Iraq, promised “sustained” support from the U.S. military

‘You should get married.’

AKIHIRO SUZUKI, Tokyo assemblyman, to female colleague Ayaka Shiomura while she gave a speech calling for greater public support for pregnant Japanese women

7 ft. 1 in.

Height (216 cm) of 20-year-old Baylor University center Isaiah Austin, who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and had to withdraw from the NBA draft

‘I never thought we could be world champions. We have to be humble.’

CRISTIANO RONALDO, Portugal forward, after his team’s 2-2 draw with the U.S. in the World Cup

New York Times (2); Guardian; ESPN; CNN; University of California, Davis, MIND Institute; Business Insider

This appears in the July 07, 2014 issue of TIME.

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