September 10, 2015 5:50 AM EDT

‘All I want is to be with my children.’

Abdullah Kurdi, father of two young Syrian boys who drowned along with their mother when the boat carrying them and other migrants capsized en route from Turkey to Greece; an image of his 3-year-old son Alan, face down in the sand, went viral

$100,000

Amount of money a New York millionaire who died this year left in her trust fund for 32 pet birds

5.1%

The U.S. unemployment rate as of August, its lowest level since April 2008

‘That was a mistake. I’m sorry about that.’

Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, apologizing for the first time for her controversial use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State

Universal

The studio won the summer with Jurassic World, the top-grossing film of the year

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Warner Bros.

Most of its summer movies, like Entourage, were box-office flops

‘I begin the search for the real Stephen Colbert.’

Stephen Colbert, comedian, opening his first episode as new host of CBS’s Late Show

‘It is a Heaven or Hell decision.’

Kim Davis, county clerk in Kentucky, before a judge jailed her for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples; she was released Sept. 8 after her deputies agreed to do so

30

Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who were injured in an annual pillow fight after some students packed the pillows with hard objects

‘We have all lost.’

Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, thanking the judge who overturned his suspension by the NFL in the so-called Deflategate scandal while saying he was “sorry our league had to endure this”

This appears in the September 21, 2015 issue of TIME.

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