May 26, 2016 5:40 AM EDT

‘This change … removes a lingering vestige of the Cold War.’

President Obama, announcing during a trip to Vietnam on May 23 that he was lifting the U.S.’s decades-old arms embargo on the country

Justin Bieber won the Billboard award for top male artist



Justin Trudeau apologized for elbowing a lawmaker

‘When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?’

Bob McDonald, Veterans Affairs Secretary, suggesting that veterans’ wait times for medical appointments are less important than whether they are satisfied with their care. McDonald later said he regretted his remarks after Republicans and some vets blasted him


Number of frozen food products recalled amid a listeria outbreak that has hit at least three states


Percentage of the U.S. labor force that was foreign-born in 2015, the highest share in two decades of government records

‘F-ck that–I wanna be Bond.’

Priyanka Chopra, actor, responding to rumors that she could be the next Bond girl

‘If we don’t get something soon, then we’re going to have a real problem.’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top National Institutes of Health official, calling for Zika funding as his team works to develop a vaccine. As of May 24, both houses of Congress had approved significantly less than the $1.9 billion President Obama requested


Number of Mad Men props going up for auction June 1, including Peggy’s typewriter and Don’s sunglasses

‘It was always so far-fetched until it happened to us.’

Nader Medhat, mourning a cousin, flight attendant Yara Tawfik, who is presumed dead in the May 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea


This appears in the June 06, 2016 issue of TIME.

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