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‘This is going to be a game changer.’

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, touting the potential of an experimental Ebola vaccine that had a 100% effectiveness rate in a trial


Sales of sparkling options rose more than 8% last year in the U.S.




Kraft recalled 36,000 cases of its Singles because of choking hazards from the plastic wrapping

‘We only get one planet. There is no plan B.’

President Obama, proposing new rules governing the emission of greenhouse gases, in what he called “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken” to combat climate change


Number of adult websites that were blocked in India amid an apparent anti-pornography crackdown


Number of skydivers in Illinois who set a world record for the largest ever skydiving formation

‘There’s not a single muscle on my body that isn’t for a purpose.’

Ronda Rousey, UFC champion fighter, responding to critics who have described her body as too masculine

‘I’m not going to keep living in the past.’

Darren Wilson, the white former police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last year, in a New Yorker interview ahead of the Aug. 9 anniversary of the shooting

$51 billion

Estimated valuation of the ride-hailing company Uber, which crossed the $50 billion threshold about two years faster than Facebook

‘Adios, motherf-ckers!’

Jon Stewart, longtime host of The Daily Show, bidding farewell to Fox News, his favorite target for mockery on the satirical news show; Stewart’s last show was set to air Aug. 6

This appears in the August 17, 2015 issue of TIME.

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