10 Huge News Stories That Defined 2012 (PHOTOS)

news storiesIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This year saw some glorious highs, like the camaraderie and triumph of 2012 London Olympics, and some tragic, heartbreaking lows, like the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre and Hurricane Sandy's devastation in New York and New Jersey.

We saw acts of kindness, and startling acts of rage and violence. And we reelected the nation's first African American president to his second term. Here are some of the news highlights from 2012. What else would you put on the list?

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nonmember avatar Sabra

Jennifer Lawinski...you posted the wrong date about Sandy Hook.



By a lot.

mothe... motherof2inFL

wow.  i would've hated to see any political missteps by democrats here.  let me define 2012 for you in 3 words: obama, economy, shithole. 

nonmember avatar Zuri

Dec. 14, not Dec. 6.

Showing, not snowing.

Where are all the editors for The Stir?

Not to mention most of these were just stupid things Republicans did this year. You didn't mention Obama's terrible performance at the first debate, or Joe Biden accusing Republicans of wanting to go back to the days of slavery, or Chris Matthews saying "I'm so glad we had that storm [Hurricane Sandy]." Come on. Maybe the right does a few more dumb things than the left, but at least be fair.

nonmember avatar GINA

You forgot my very favorite "YOU DO NOT WANT A PRESIDENT WHO IS A LIAR, DO YOU" BILL CLINTON

tel4him tel4him

Obviously, this list was written by a Democrat!  Wow!

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