January 23, 2017

‘This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.’

Donald Trump, vowing to fight inner-city poverty, factory closures, educational deprivation, crime, gangs and drugs in his Inaugural Address as U.S. President on Jan. 20

‘No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal for Britain.’

Theresa May, U.K. Prime Minister, setting out her negotiating position ahead of the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union, on Jan. 17

Davos

The World Economic Forum hosted world leaders to find solutions for the future

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

DeVos

The Secretary of Education nominee flubbed basic questions at her confirmation hearing

300,000

Number of pennies that a Virginia man delivered to the DMV in wheelbarrows to cover the sales tax on two cars, in protest of how inconvenient the DMV made his payment process

‘This is not just a matter of no-drama Obama. This is what I really believe.’

Barack Obama, during his final press conference as President, assuring viewers that the U.S. is “going to be O.K.” no matter what happens during Trump’s presidency

‘I can’t imagine living the rest of my life accepting that people just disappeared into thin air.’

Grace Nathan, daughter of a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, responding to the announcement that the search for the missing plane has formally ended after nearly three years

‘It’s very sad to be swearing in a President in someone else’s country.’

Fatou Silla, Gambian businesswoman, after the winner of the nation’s presidential election, Adama Barrow, took the oath of office in Gambia’s embassy in neighboring Senegal because his predecessor refused to step down

58.690F

The average temperature across the world’s land and ocean surfaces in 2016, making it the hottest year on record for the third year in a row, according to NASA and NOAA

60

Age of the oldest gorilla ever recorded, a female named Colo, when she died on Jan. 17; she was the first gorilla to be born in a zoo

SOURCES: BRISTOL HERALD COURIER; COLUMBUS ZOO AND AQUARIUM; NEW YORK TIMES; NOAA; REUTERS

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This appears in the January 30, 2017 issue of TIME.

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