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2013 in Review: 2. The Biggest News Stories 
27th-Dec-2013 08:45 am
2014

Following are some of the biggest news stories of 2013 as selected by CNN, Yahoo News and the Huffington Post. In your opinion which of these was the biggest news story of 2013?

The resignation of Pope Benedict and the selection of Pope Francis
4(11.8%)
The Boston Marathon bombings
3(8.8%)
Edward Snowden and the NSA global surveillance disclosures
11(32.4%)
The US Supreme Court's rejection of California's Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA)
2(5.9%)
The acquittal of George Zimmerman
2(5.9%)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine
2(5.9%)
The birth of Prince George
0(0.0%)
The Syrian civil war
2(5.9%)
The shutdown of the US federal government
4(11.8%)
The problems with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act website
1(2.9%)
The Nairobi, Kenya Westgate Shopping Mall attack
1(2.9%)
Improvement in relations between the United States and Iran
0(0.0%)
The Jodi Arias trial
0(0.0%)
Another one not included in this list (please tell us which one in a comment)
2(5.9%)
Comments 
27th-Dec-2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Evidence of past life on Mars. Science, bitches! =)
27th-Dec-2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Or, rather, evidence of past fresh water and conditions suitable to life as we know it.
6th-Jan-2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I said Mayor Ford, for me, because Toronto is really close to my hometown so it was kind of big news around here.
6th-Jan-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Nelson mandela died while I was in South Africa.
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