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‘To all of our Muslim friends throughout the world … I am sorry.’

Lindsey Graham, Republican presidential candidate, right, condemning front runner Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the U.S.; “He does not represent us,” Graham said


New research shows they’re less likely to be injured than other high school athletes



Football players

New research shows concussions increase the likelihood of other injuries

‘I didn’t think it would be this big when it started.’

George Lucas, Star Wars creator, left, before the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 billion

Number of times Americans collectively check their phones each day, according to a new study; the average person takes a look 46 times per day


Liters of bottled water the U.S. sent to Flint, Mich., where the city’s water supply is contaminated by lead

‘This action marks the end of an extraordinary seven-year period.’

Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, after the central bank raised interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession

‘I would feel like she was carrying me.’

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook executive, revealing that tennis superstar Serena Williams, Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year, comforted her and tucked in her children after the death of Sandberg’s husband in May


Amount an anonymous donor who went by the name Santa B spent paying off shoppers’ layaway bills at a Pennsylvania Walmart

‘We cannot start overreacting.’

William Bratton, New York City police commissioner, after Los Angeles shut down schools in response to a terrorism threat later deemed not to be credible; New York City schools received a similar threat but did not close

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