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At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

At year's end: Washington starts, end 2013 working on budget matters

From the get-go, 2013 was turbulent in Washington. Crises rolled over the nation's capital like thunderheads after President Obama took his second oath of office on a crisp January day.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

At year's end: Fasten your Supreme Court seat belt, bumpy ride ahead

Paraphrasing Forrest Gump, "The rest of the U.S. Supreme Court term is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're gonna get."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, United Press International
At year's end: Will Iran prove the world wrong?

At year's end: Will Iran prove the world wrong?

2013 saw six world powers negotiate a comprehensive deal with Iran to halt its nuclear program.
MARGOT DUDKEVITCH, United Press International
At year's end: Washington Navy Yard massacre tops 2013 shootings

At year's end: Washington Navy Yard massacre tops 2013 shootings

The year began with Americans still stunned and angered by the late 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and ended with them marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of 26 children and staff by a 20-year-old gunman.
CHUCK DEBEVEC, United Press International
At year's end: Typhoons, tornadoes and flooding leave mark on 2013

At year's end: Typhoons, tornadoes and flooding leave mark on 2013

Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in early November, leveling entire communities and creating massive devastation.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: Batman, Lennon's tooth kept news weird in 2013

At year's end: Batman, Lennon's tooth kept news weird in 2013

When history books talk about 2013, they may want to omit the time a toothbrush shut down part of an airport or the dentist who wanted to clone John Lennon.
BEN HOOPER, United Press International
At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
List of 2013 sports champions

List of 2013 sports champions

Sports champions for 2013
By United Press International
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
At year's end: Economic recovery is taking shape

At year's end: Economic recovery is taking shape

The question in an economic recovery invariably flips, in time, from when will it finally occur to what will it look like.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
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