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‘A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge.’

Neil Gorsuch, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge, explaining his legal philosophy after President Donald Trump nominated him to the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31


Number of sleds it took to set a new world record for the longest such chain, as organized by the Bramberg tourist office in Austria

‘I feel like somebody has killed me.’

Mohamed Muezeb, 47-year-old Yemeni green-card holder and 27-year U.S. resident, after President Trump’s Executive Order–which temporarily barred refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S.–prevented his wife and two kids from boarding a flight to New York City from Qatar

‘Thirty-six million hearts are breaking with yours.’

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, voicing solidarity with the nation’s Muslim community after a gunman killed six and injured more than a dozen at a Quebec mosque on Jan. 29 during evening prayers

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The newfound coral system was revealed in photos from Greenpeace



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Walmart debuted free two-day shipping for all customers, besting the paid service

‘They are hidden figures no more!’

Taraji P. Henson, actor, accepting the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe) for Hidden Figures, which chronicles the story of the unheralded African-American women who worked as mathematicians for NASA to help launch John Glenn into orbit


Age in years of engraved art, thought to feature some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia, from a site in France’s Vézère Valley


Amount the Atlanta Falcons spent on painkillers in 2009, far above the NFL average of $30,000, according to emails recently obtained by the Washington Post and Associated Press

‘She’s my inspiration.’

Serena Williams, tennis player, championing her sister Venus after defeating her on Jan. 28 to win the Australian Open and break the record for most Grand Slam titles (23); Venus, at age 36, became the oldest professional Australian Open finalist


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