PATRIOTS FANS CELEBRATED
‘The science is … pretty indisputable.’
PRESIDENT OBAMA, encouraging American parents to vaccinate their children in the wake of a measles outbreak that has infected more than 100 people; the field of Republican presidential candidates was roiled the first week of February by the debate over vaccinations
‘THERE WAS NOT A THOUGHT ABOUT RUNNING IT.’
PETE CARROLL, Seattle Seahawks head coach, after his controversial selection of a pass play from the goal line in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX led to a game-clinching interception for the New England Patriots
Number of people sentenced to death over 2013 police killings in Egypt
Amount of money a Canadian man missed out on because his winning lottery ticket printed out seven seconds after the 9 p.m. deadline
Game of Thrones
The Imax premiere of two TV episodes sold $1.5 million in tickets
Winds Of Winter
The publisher crushed fan hopes for a new GOT book this year
‘We will take the lead in saying, “No more.”‘
PHILIP HANLON, Dartmouth College president, announcing new policies banning hard alcohol, requiring all students to undergo a four-year sexual-violence-prevention program and forbidding pledging at fraternities and sororities amid high-profile campus sexual-assault cases across the U.S.
Amount of marijuana (6 kg) a New Mexico family had been unwittingly driving around in a van for the past 13 years, having purchased the vehicle preowned
‘We are not thinking about the women.’
LISA MURKOWSKI, Republican Senator from Alaska, after her party’s takeover of the Senate resulted in fewer women in committee-leadership posts
‘China is opposed to … any country’s leader meeting with the Dalai Lama.’
HONG LEI, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, reacting to President Obama’s meeting with the exiled Tibetan leader
Sources: Washington Post; New York Times; Boston Globe; AP; ESPN; Reuters; CNN
This appears in the February 16, 2015 issue of TIME.
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