News of the Year

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Churches

Churches

By The Editors
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News of the Year | After the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to allow noncelibate gay clergy on its leadership rosters, the…

Losers

Losers

By The Editors
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News of the Year | Bernard Madoff, the perpetrator of perhaps the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history scammed even his own sister out of $3 million-along with…

Departures

Departures

By Edward E. Plowman
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News of the Year | Notable deaths of 2009

Surprises

Surprises

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News of the Year | It was the almost comeback. The sudden June 25 death of Michael Jackson came only weeks before the megastar was to open "This Is It," a sold-out, 50-show…

Scandals

Scandals

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News of the Year | President Obama signed an executive order in January ordering the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to be closed. By fall, he acknowledged it wasn't possible,

Comebacks

Comebacks

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News of the Year | The stock market fell down several flights of stairs this year, the Dow Jones reaching its low point in March, down to 6,400 points from its all-time peak of…

Elections

Elections

By The Editors
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News of the Year | The year began in Israel with one of the tightest elections in the country's modern history. Both candidates claimed victory in the Feb. 10 contest, but…

Persecuted

Persecuted

By The Editors
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News of the Year | Two young women spending nearly nine months in Iran's notorious Evin Prison became the face of persecuted religious minorities in the Islamic state after…

Wars

Wars

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News of the Year | U.S. combat operations in Vietnam began in 1965 and lasted until a formal ceasefire in 1973. By that measure combat operations in Afghanistan, which began in…

Phenoms

Phenoms

By The Editors
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News of the Year | "I'm going to put my spacesuit on, next stop: Earth Orbit!!" tweeted NASA astronaut Mike Massimino the morning before his May shuttle launch. Twitter founder…

Politics

Politics

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News of the Year | If you had to sum up 2009 congressional politics with one topic, healthcare would be the hands-down winner. From a White House roundtable discussion in March…

Fragile and unsafe

Fragile and unsafe

By The Editors
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News of the Year | "Pakistan may be one of the single most challenging places on the planet"

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