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Number of McDonald’s employees who will receive at least $1 more per hour than the local minimum wage, amid an improving economy

‘If I’ve helped to level the playing field for women and minorities … then the battle was worth it.’

ELLEN PAO, former venture capitalist, after losing a lawsuit against the firm Kleiner Perkins that claimed she was not promoted due to her gender and was fired after complaining

Jordan Spieth

The 21-year-old golf phenom earned his second consecutive top-two finish



Tiger Woods

The struggling golfer fell out of the top 100 ranking for the first time since 1996

‘I am not the only gay person in the NFL.’

MICHAEL SAM, defensive end, saying current professional football players have revealed to him that they are gay but are unwilling to come out publicly. Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team last year but was released by the St. Louis Rams at the end of training camp

$240 million

Estimated cost to reverse the effects of a radiation accident caused in part by cat litter at a New Mexico waste facility

‘The work that I’ve done … has been just as fulfilling as if I had played center field at Yankee Stadium.’

HARRY REID, longtime Democratic Senate leader, who announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016 after a decades-long career in Congress

‘We’re standing on dry ground, and we should be standing on five feet of snow.’

JERRY BROWN, California governor, explaining why he ordered the state’s first-ever mandatory reduction in water usage for cities and towns to combat an enduring drought


Size in square feet (186 sq m) of Jack in the Box’s new coupon, deemed the largest in the world by Guinness World Records

‘It’s my turn to steer the ship.’

TREVOR NOAH, South African comedian, reacting to being named Jon Stewart’s successor on The Daily Show

Sources: Guardian (2); New York Times (2); Fort Worth Star-Telegram; AP; ESPN; CNBC; Reuters

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