October 1, 2015 6:12 AM EDT

‘The outrageous accusations leveled against Planned Parenthood … are offensive and categorically untrue.’

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood president, fighting back against efforts by antiabortion lawmakers to defund the group after what she denounced as “heavily doctored videos” depicted officials discussing fetal-tissue research; multiple state investigations have found no evidence fetal tissue was mishandled

Chipotle

Carnitas returned to the Mexican-food chain after a pork supply problem was resolved

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Whole Foods

The grocery chain cut 1,500 jobs amid weak sales numbers

‘Thank you for joining us as we continue the war on bullsh-t.’

Trevor Noah, comedian, kicking off his tenure as new host of The Daily Show after the departure of Jon Stewart

‘I’m glad it happened in 2015 instead of 2016.’

Bill Clinton, former President, dismissing the email scandal plaguing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as a media-driven distraction that will dissipate, after newly discovered correspondence raised questions about her assertion that she turned over all work-related emails to authorities

13 million

New iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models sold by Apple the first weekend they were available, a new opening-weekend record

$25,000

Cost of a new diamond-encrusted manicure at a California salon

‘Dangerous currents risk pulling us back into a darker, more disordered world.’

President Obama, criticizing Russia for its support of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad, just before he and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly

‘Those who covered this up are guilty.’

Pope Francis, vowing at the close of his U.S. trip that American bishops who concealed sexual abuse by clergy members would be held accountable

1,000

Speed, in miles per hour, of a new jet-powered car; its British developers hope it will break the land-speed record

This appears in the October 12, 2015 issue of TIME.

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