Tops news stories of 2013

Here is a recap of the major news events of 2013 and how some of these stories are playing out today.

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    Edward Snowden, after months of NSA revelations, says his mission's accomplished

    Snowden became a fugitive after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents in June. Here is an interview he did recently with the Washington Post, as well as a video featuring the reporter who interviewed Snowden.

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    Ousted Egypt president Mohamed Morsi to face third trial

    Morsi was removed from office during a military coup in July. This article describes Morsi's upcoming trial for terrorist activities.

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    Boston Strong 2014: Boston Marathon bombings leave a scar for businesses along Boylston Street

    This article describes how the bombings at the Boston Marathon in April are still affecting the Boston community.

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    Timeline: Unrest in Syria

    The past year has been tumulus for the civil war in Syria. This interactive timeline features videos of the major events that took place in Syria in 2013.

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    Deadline looms for Obamacare

    The Supreme Court declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional in June, and Americans could begin signing up for government healthcare through in October. This article describes the influx of people enrolling by Dec. 23 to receive benefits starting Jan. 1, 2014.

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    Person of the Year

    Pope Francis became the new leader of the Catholic Church in March. This article describes why Time Magazine chose Pope Francis as the Person of the Year. The link also includes a video and infographic.

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    Iran lawmakers threaten nuclear speed-up if Congress adds sanctions

    Iran agreed to a nuclear deal with the United Nations in November. Here is an update on the deal.

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    Nearly 6,000 Missing A Month After Devastating Indian Floods

    Floods ravaged northern India in June. Here is a link to a video and article recapping the devastation.

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    Could There Be a Government Shutdown in January?: Video

    The U.S. government shutdown for 16 days in October. This video explains why the government might shutdown again in 2014.

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    After Typhoon Haiyan, a Story of Devastation and Resilience in the Philippines

    Typhoon Haiyan left more than 6,000 Filipinos dead in November. This blog is a first hand account of the devastation caused by the typhoon.

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