April 30, 2015

THE WEEK

AN EARTHQUAKE RAVAGED NEPAL

‘They’re not protesting. They’re not making a statement. They’re stealing.’

PRESIDENT OBAMA, condemning the people in Baltimore who rioted following the funeral of Freddie Gray, 25, who died after sustaining injuries while in police custody and became the latest rallying cry for critics of police use of force

0.2%

Percentage growth in U.S. gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2015, far below forecasts of 1%

350

Number of stores shuttered by McDonald’s in the U.S., Japan and China in an effort to revive sagging profits

‘There is nothing left to go back to. Everything is destroyed.’

KARCHON TAMANG, a resident of Langtang, Nepal, describing the devastation in her town after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake ravaged the country, leaving thousands dead

Apple

Sales in China are up 71% thanks to new iPhones

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Apple

Worldwide, sales of iPads are down 23%

‘It is sickening to see thousands of people drowning on the doorstep of the world’s wealthiest continent.’

ANGELINA JOLIE, actor and U.N. special envoy, lamenting the deaths of those who perish at sea while fleeing Syria in overcrowded boats destined for Europe

86,595

Number of signatories to an online petition for Grey’s Anatomy to bring back Patrick Dempsey’s character, nicknamed McDreamy, who was killed off in a recent episode

‘For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.’

BRUCE JENNER, Olympic gold medalist and reality-TV star, confirming to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that he is transgender

‘When the President walked in and saw those bellhops, he said, “Finally, some decent security.”‘

CECILY STRONG, Saturday Night Live cast member, joking at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner about recent high-profile security lapses by the Secret Service

Sources: New York Times (2); Reuters; AP; Washington Post; CNN; ABC News; Fortune

This appears in the May 11, 2015 issue of TIME.

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