News of the Year

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Persecuted

Persecuted

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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…

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,

Phenoms

Phenoms

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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…

Elections

Elections

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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…

Winners

Winners

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News of the Year | If Barack Obama had to choose his best day of 2009, it would not be surprising if his thoughts returned to Jan. 20, the day he stood on the U.S. Capitol steps…

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…

Disasters

Disasters

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News of the Year | By the end of the year, aid workers in East Asia were still calculating the damage from a triple calamity that brought massive misery: a typhoon, a tsunami,

Belligerents

Belligerents

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News of the Year | In June, Iranians took to the streets decrying a government-rigged election that declared Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the Iranian president. The government fought…

Losers

Losers

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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…

Champs

Champs

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News of the Year | The Florida Gators knocked off top-ranked Oklahoma in early January for their second national championship in three years. Gators quarterback Tim Tebow rushed…

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…

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…

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