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‘I see a concussion movie every Sunday.’

Richard Sherman, star cornerback for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, on why he doesn’t need to watch the new film Concussion

$500 million

Investment GM made in Uber competitor Lyft, as the carmaker looks to break into the self-driving-car business

$760 million

Gross domestic box-office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens as of Jan. 6, overtaking Avatar as the biggest domestic movie ever; it has grossed more than $1.5 billion globally

‘God’s hand of retaliation will grip the neck of Saudi politicians.’

Ayatullah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, after Sunni-controlled Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric inflamed tensions between the two countries

‘The wheels of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine.’

Kristina Ruehli, one of dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, after the entertainer was charged by Pennsylvania prosecutors in a separate 2004 incident; Cosby has denied wrongdoing

‘Youth and beauty are not accomplishments, they’re the temporary happy by-products of time and/or DNA.’

Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor, 59, pushing back against critics who said she hasn’t aged well since first playing the character of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movie in 1977


The movie was named the best of 2015 by the National Society of Film Critics




The music-streaming service faces a $150 million lawsuit for unpaid royalties

‘As a nation we have to do better. We are better. We’re better than this.’

Mark Barden, father of one of the schoolchildren killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, introducing President Obama before the President circumvented Congress with a series of executive actions intended to curb gun violence in the U.S.


Number of coats an Arizona girl collected for the homeless; “I just want people to know someone cares about them,” she said

This appears in the January 18, 2016 issue of TIME.

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