April 9, 2015 5:49 AM EDT

THE WEEK

DUKE AND UCONN WON AGAIN

‘Iran understands that they cannot fight us.’

PRESIDENT OBAMA, emphasizing the U.S.’s military edge while defending the framework for a deal with Iran to allow the country to maintain part of its nuclear infrastructure but impede its bomb-building capability; the preliminary deal was met with skepticism in Congress and in Israel, but Obama called it “our best bet by far” to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon

$1,300

Amount of money a Georgia waitress returned to customers who accidentally left the sum behind in an envelope

‘When you’re wrong, you’re wrong.’

KEITH SUMMEY, mayor of North Charleston, S.C., on the decision to charge a white cop with the murder of an apparently unarmed black man after video showed the officer firing multiple times from behind as the man fled. “When you make a bad decision,” Summey said, “don’t care if you’re behind the shield … you have to live with that decision”

‘Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect, or not. Just as I earned your respect, or did not.’

JON STEWART, host of The Daily Show, defending his successor after news of his selection was quickly followed by criticism of some of the jokes he had made on Twitter

Lucille Ball

A statue of the late actress criticized as “scary” will be replaced for free by the sculptor

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Edward Snowden

An unauthorized statue of the NSA leaker was removed from a New York City park

115

Age of the oldest living person in the world as of April 7. Jeralean Talley of Michigan took the title after a 116-year-old American woman died. “I feel good,” Talley said

‘WE’VE COME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THE SPECIAL INTERESTS.’

RAND PAUL, Republican Senator from Kentucky, launching his 2016 campaign for President

‘Sometimes I’m more fit. And then sometimes … I’d rather have wine!’

KELLY CLARKSON, singer, dismissing critics of her weight by saying, “We are who we are, whatever size”

Sources: New York Times; Reuters; The Daily Show; The Ellen DeGeneres Show; Detroit Free Press; NPR; BBC

This appears in the April 20, 2015 issue of TIME.

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