July 16, 2015 5:46 AM EDT

‘This deal offers an opportunity to move in a new direction. We should seize it.’

President Obama, hailing a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of economic sanctions, and vowing to veto any effort in Congress to block the accord


Sum that fell out of a bag in a tree at a German campsite, largely in 50-euro notes

‘I ask them not to yield to an economic model which is idolatrous.’

Pope Francis, continuing his antipoverty campaign with a harsh critique of capitalism as a system that sacrifices “human lives on the altar of money and profit”

Harper Lee

The author’s sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird had the most Amazon print preorders since the last Harry Potter



Atticus Finch

Lee revealed in Go Set a Watchman that the beloved Mockingbird character was actually racist

‘I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls.’

Pierre Coffin, director, saying the characters in Minions, which had the second best animated box-office opening ever, are all male because of “how dumb and stupid they often are”

‘I just want to remind everyone that I am just another human.’

Ellen Pao, embattled Reddit CEO, announcing her resignation on the popular Internet message board

‘This represents … an affront to the Mexican state.’

Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexican President, responding to the escape from a maximum-security prison of famed drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, his second jailbreak in 15 years


Number of days a Florida woman went without realizing she had been shot in the leg, before doctors found the .38-caliber slug


Number of hair bands found in the stomach of a Pennsylvania Labrador, along with eight pairs of underwear

This appears in the July 27, 2015 issue of TIME.

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