March 19, 2015 6:18 AM EDT

THE WEEK

VLADIMIR PUTIN REAPPEARED

Chick-fil-A

The Southern chicken chain will open its first New York City restaurant

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McDonald’s

Nearly 30 employees have filed complaints after suffering severe burns

‘Against all odds we have achieved a great victory.’

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, Israeli Prime Minister, as his party won a plurality of parliamentary seats in elections that positioned him to secure another term in office after a bitter and divisive campaign over Israel’s future; Netanyahu drew criticism for anti-Arab rhetoric in the closing days of the campaign

18%

Percentage of drivers who admitted in a new study that they “cannot resist the urge” to read or send texts while on the road

$172,860

Size of the average Wall Street bonus in 2014, a 2% increase over 2013 and the highest average payout since 2007

‘What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.’

ROBERT DURST, real estate heir and subject of HBO’s The Jinx, while unaware he was being recorded during the show’s final episode; Durst was arrested just before its airing and was later charged with murder

‘Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.’

ELTON JOHN, singer, criticizing Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who recently announced their opposition to gay adoptions; John and other celebrities announced they will boycott Dolce & Gabbana

‘IN THIS COUNTRY, WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST.’

DILMA ROUSSEFF, Brazilian President, on the hundreds of thousands of people who gathered to protest against her as she’s mired in a bribery scandal

250

Age, in years, of a pretzel discovered in Germany, which has been called an “archaeological sensation”

‘This was a damn punk, a punk who was trying to sow discord.’

ERIC HOLDER, U.S. Attorney General, on the man charged with shooting two police officers in Ferguson, Mo.; the suspect’s lawyer later said he wasn’t targeting cops in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial strife

Sources: HBO; Washington Post; Instagram; USA Today; New York Times

This appears in the March 30, 2015 issue of TIME.

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