2013: National News Year In Review

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2013 Year In Review
People walk in the snow during the blizzard of February 2013 in Boston, Mass. The powerful storm knocked out power to 650,000 and dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of New England. Click here for more.
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2013 Year In Review
Just hours before an asteroid whizzed by Earth capturing the world’s attention on Feb. 15, a meteor exploded over Russia Ural Mountains. Click here for more!
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2013 Year In Review
Pope Benedict XVI had a final sendoff in St. Peter’s Square on Feb. 27, 2013. Earlier in the month, he decided to resign. Click here for more.
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On March 13, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis was officially installed during a Mass days later on March 19. Pittsburgh native Cardinal Donald Wuerl was part of the process. Click here for more.
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During the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line. The bombings left three dead and hundreds injured. After a four-day man hunt, Boston Police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Police confirmed that his brother and fellow suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed while trying to escape police. Click here for more.
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A massive fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, left dozens dead and more than 160 people injured in April. Click here for more.
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A tornado carved a path of destruction in Moore, Okla., in May. It was deemed an EF5 tornado with winds exceeding 200 miles per hour. Almost 30 people died with more than 200 injured. Click here for more.
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After days of deliberation, a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty July 13 in the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Click here for more.
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The world had been on royal baby watch for months, and finally on July 22, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge became parents. They welcomed a son, Prince George. Click here for more.
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Ariel Castro, the man who was convicted of kidnapping three women and keeping them captive in a Cleveland home for 10 years, was found dead in his jail cell on Sept. 4. Click here for more.
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Frank Kohler, a Butler County native, was killed on Sept. 16 when police say 34-year-old Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. Click here for more.
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October’s government shutdown furloughed nearly 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers. The shutdown was the result of a bitterly divided Congress to approve a temporary spending bill. Click here for more.
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Designers of the Affordable Care Act website were grilled during Congressional hearings in October after many problems with the website. Click here for more.
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A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a hectic car chase from the White House past the Capitol on Oct. 3. The woman tried to penetrate security barriers at both national landmarks before being shot dead. Click here for more.
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2013 Year In Review
Travelers across the country felt the impact in November after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. A Transportation Security Administration officer was killed. Click here for more.
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2013 Year In Review
In early December, the world mourned former South African President Nelson Mandela. He was 95. Click here for more.
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