May 12, 2016 6:13 AM EDT

‘We see you. We stand with you.’

Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General, supporting LGBT rights as the U.S. sued North Carolina over a new state law that prohibits transgender people from using a bathroom other than the one that matches the sex on their birth certificate

Carnival Adonia

The cruise ship was the first in decades to make a U.S.-Cuba circuit



Carnival Pride

The ship crashed into a gangway in Baltimore; no one was hurt

‘Let’s go to work.’

Delrish Moss, new police chief in Ferguson, Mo., upon his swearing in as the city’s first African-American police chief, nearly two years after Ferguson was rocked by protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer

$429.6 million

Value of a winning Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey, one of the largest jackpots in lottery history

$671 million

Value of Amazon stock sold by the company’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, the most the founder has sold

‘This is not a reality show.’

President Obama, warning against the rise of former reality-TV star Donald Trump after the billionaire businessman became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee


Pounds of raw potatoes that closed down an interstate in North Carolina when the tractor-trailer carrying them overturned

‘They were very rude.’

Queen Elizabeth II, caught in a rare unguarded moment on video describing the conduct of Chinese officials during a state visit by President Xi Jinping

‘If I do bad, shoot me.’

Rodrigo Duterte, President-elect of the Philippines, declaring victory after a campaign that saw the controversial Davao City mayor joke about gang rape


This appears in the May 23, 2016 issue of TIME.

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