Briefing

THE WEEK

CONGRESS PASSED A BUDGET

'I was alone in a very dangerous situation.'

THAMSANQA JANTJIE, the fake sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, explaining that he was in the midst of a schizophrenic fit

143,000

Number of wreaths laid on veterans' graves at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the annual Wreaths Across America movement

828,773

Number of copies sold of the album Beyonc* during its first three days on iTunes, an all-time record

'Tell this old guy not to lie.'

JOS* "PEPE" MUJICA, Uruguayan President, to reporters, after a U.N. official claimed Mujica's administration refused to meet with the...

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