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Jerry Sandusky trial

Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, was found guilty of sexually abusing young men. He not only ruined the lives of his victims, he also tarnished the storied university. (Aggie Kenny/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories

In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential

election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and

authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows

and online media.