September 24, 2015 5:35 AM EDT

‘The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.’

Viola Davis, actor, after becoming the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama series; “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,” the star of How to Get Away With Murder said


Number of times a Cornell University graduate student allowed bees to sting him as he studied whether the stings hurt more on some body parts than others


Percentage of former NFL players who tested positive for brain disease in a new study

‘I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.’

Ben Carson, Republican presidential candidate, arguing that Islam is incompatible with the Constitution. He later modified his statement, saying it would be O.K. if Muslims put the Constitution “above their religious beliefs”


A new study says they’re the most popular fruit among U.S. kids and teens




A former peanut executive was sentenced to prison for covering up a salmonella outbreak

‘This slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people.’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, saying that when Iranians chant, “Death to America,” they don’t mean they want to kill Americans; they just object to American policies

‘We don’t ever want to sell or go public.’

Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter CEO, as the popular online crowdfunding site was reincorporated as a so-called public benefit corporation

$3.3 billion

Amount the IRS says Coca-Cola owes in back taxes; the company is disputing the assessment

‘As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country.’

Pope Francis, hailing the U.S. as a country “largely built” by immigrant families, as he kicked off his historic first visit

This appears in the October 05, 2015 issue of TIME.

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