June 11, 2015 10:52 AM EDT

‘The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic.’

Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush, claiming he had reservations about U.S. plans for the country following the 2003 invasion

$700,000

Amount that a New York City man says a fortune teller scammed him out of as he pursued a romantic interest with her aid

2,710

Number of calories in Red Lobster’s Create Your Own Combination meal using three shrimp dishes; that sum was the largest on the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s list of worst chain-restaurant meals of the year, and the combo also included more than 6,000 mg of sodium

‘I’M TIRED OF NEEDING TO BE LINKED TO A GUY.’

Ariana Grande, singer, criticizing those who often refer to her in terms of past, present or potential paramours

‘This really could have been a movie script.’

Andrew Cuomo, New York governor, describing the complex plan two convicted murderers used to escape from a maximum-security prison

American Pharoah

The horse became the first to win the Triple Crown since 1978

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

American Airlines

A woman in a wheelchair sued after she was forced to crawl onto a plane

‘THEY DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE WE ALL DESERVE TO BE TREATED–WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.’

Malala Yousafzai, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, calling on the leaders of Burma to end the persecution of the country’s Rohingya Muslims

‘I will have the last laugh.’

Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president, who has been charged in connection with the scandal buffeting soccer’s world governing body; he threatened an “avalanche” of secrets that will shame the organization further

32

Length, in feet, of a motorized replica killer whale designed to scare sea lions off docks in Oregon–it quickly capsized

This appears in the June 22, 2015 issue of TIME.

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