This Year's Top News Stories

PBS NewsHour: Tragic Events at Connecticut Elementary School PBS NewsHour: Tragic Events at Connecticut Elementary School

The NewsHour describes how events unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary after a gunman entered the school.

PBS NewsHour: Shields & Brooks on 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations PBS NewsHour: Shields & Brooks on 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the U.S. budget negotiations.

PBS NewsHour: FBI Investigation Continues on Benghazi Attacks PBS NewsHour: FBI Investigation Continues on Benghazi Attacks

The U.S. intelligence community is pursuing alleged suspects.

PBS NewsHour: President Obama Re-Elected for Second Term PBS NewsHour: President Obama Re-Elected for Second Term

Obama won the 2012 election against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney

PBS NewsHour: Jerry Sandusky Receives 30 to 60 Years Behind Bars PBS NewsHour: Jerry Sandusky Receives 30 to 60 Years Behind Bars

The sentence means Jerry Sandusky will likely spend rest of his life behind bars

PBS NewsHour: Sandy Aftermath Affects Millions PBS NewsHour: Sandy Aftermath Affects Millions

Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds, surf and rain hit the East Coast

PBS NewsHour: Aurora, Colorodo Movie Theater Shooting PBS NewsHour: Aurora, Colorodo Movie Theater Shooting

Ray Suarez reports on the "horrific" movie theater shooting.

The PBS NewsHour: Killing of Fla. Teen by Neighborhood Watch Member The PBS NewsHour: Killing of Fla. Teen by Neighborhood Watch Member

George Zimmerman admitted to shooting an unarmed black teenager.

PBS NewsHour: Facebook IPO - Putting a Value on Social Media Giant PBS NewsHour: Facebook IPO - Putting a Value on Social Media Giant

Facebook is the world's leading social media service.

PBS NewsHour: Apple Unveils iPhone5 PBS NewsHour: Apple Unveils iPhone5

Apple Unveils iPhone5 Amid Fiercely Competitive Smartphone Market

PBS NewsHour: 2012 Olympics in Review PBS NewsHour: 2012 Olympics in Review

2012 Olympics in Review: London 'Holds a Party and the World Joins In'

PBS NewsHour: Whitney Houston Passes Away PBS NewsHour: Whitney Houston Passes Away

Whitney Houston was the superstar known for turning gospel and soul into pop music gold.

Investigative Journalism in 2012

Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street: Part One Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street: Part One

Inside the epic rise of a new financial order -- and the trouble that followed

Frontline: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown Frontline: Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown

The desperate days after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, told by those who were there.

Frontline: The Choice 2012 Frontline: The Choice 2012

Frontline presents the definitive portraits of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Need to Know: Money & Medicine Need to Know: Money & Medicine

A third of all health care dollars are spent in the last two years of life.

Need to Know: What's at Stake - PBS Election 2012 Need to Know: What's at Stake - PBS Election 2012

From jobs and taxes to climate change, PBS presents an in-depth look at the issues.

Need to Know: Crossing the Line Need to Know: Crossing the Line

Correspondent John Larson investigates stories of abuse and sexual assault at the border.


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