August 18, 2016

‘It’s all gone again.’

Jeannique Branche, Baton Rouge, La., resident whose apartment was one of thousands of homes hit by floodwaters; she moved to the area, which rarely floods, after her home was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina

400

Lifespan, in years, of Greenland sharks found in the North Atlantic, making the species the longest-living vertebrate

20%

Percentage of millennials who lean Republican, according to a USA Today/Rock the Vote poll; half the respondents lean Democrat

1,210

Number of tickets issued by Taiwanese authorities to drivers playing Pokémon Go

‘The black people of Milwaukee are tired … of living under this oppression.’

Khalif Rainey, Milwaukee alderman, after violence erupted following the fatal shooting of an armed black man by a black police officer

‘I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles.’

Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast, correcting a reflexive comparison to other all-time great Olympians, after winning gold in the women’s all-around finals

‘Come on, that show is not about music.’

Adele, singer, on why she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, which has recently featured high-energy spectacles from Madonna and Beyoncé; the NFL said it had not made a formal ask

‘I am not scared of Boko Haram–they are not my God.’

Amina Ali, one of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist group in April 2014, speaking out for the first time since she and her 4-month-old child were the first of the victims to be rescued in May

Brian Williams

MSNBC gave him a show, after months of using him as a general anchor

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Larry Wilmore

Comedy Central canceled his show, after months of middling ratings

SOURCES: BILLBOARD; CNN; OMNISPORTS; REUTERS; TIMES-PICAYUNE

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This appears in the August 29, 2016 issue of TIME.

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