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Best of 2018: Biggest News & Sports Headlines [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

2018 has seen just about everything from presidential scandals, to historic turnouts during the election, wildfires, tragic losses, and much more.

Below are some of the biggest news & sports headlines of the year.

 

Highest Midterm Elections show out

More than 116 million ballots were cast this midterm election. This year was the highest voter turn out for any midterm election in a century.

The Democrats win the House

The Democrats won the House majority. They needed 23 House seats to win.



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At least we have a check on the orange clown. But overall it wasn’t the blue tsunami we were hoping for, and democrats need to look in the mirror and figure out why. #2018elections #democrats #bluewave #bluewave2018 •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•* Stop Trump and reclaim our democracy, VOTE on November 6, 2018!@newprogressivedemocrat •*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•*•* #politics #political #politicalmemes #democracy #peopleoverprofit #wethepeople #bernieforpresident #bernie2020 #berniesanders #notmeus #feelthebern #stillsanders #stillwithher #obama #presidentobama #hillaryclinton #imwithher #lockhimup #trumpsucks #fucktrump #antitrump #dumptrump #drumpf #notmypresident #impeachtrump #resisttrump

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The most minorities and women elected into office

Women were elected at historic levels for the midterm election. For the first time, Native American, African-American, and Muslim women won seats in the House. 40 women of color will be in the House, Tennessee elected their first female senator, and South Dakota and Maine elected their first female governor.



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HERstory made. #fiercehope #debhaaland #2018elections

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California Wildfires

Deadly wildfires swept through California, making them the most destructive in the state's history. The Camp Fire destroyed more than 19,000 buildings which were mostly homes.



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A commuter recorded these images on a California highway 💔 during one of their major wild fires. This is simply terrifying and unreal! If you don't live there you have no clue how serious these fires are and how often they're this serious. We've got to find some serious alternative and effective ways to tackle these fires before they get this serious. . . . . #code1 #californiawildfires #fire #firefighter #firefighters #firefighters_unite #petlovers #californiafires #malibufire #woolseyfire #socal #smokejumpers #hotshotfirefighters #fitforduty #animallover #staysafe #stayhydrated #animals #bushfire #malibufiredepartment #calfire #losangelesfiredepartment #californiafirefighters #campfire #forestfire #amen #workaholics #hustlemode #hustlehard #thatpart💯

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2,975 becomes the official death toll in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. It wasn't until nearly a year later in August that the official death toll was released. The Category 4 hurricane caused severe damage and left people without power for months.

Mass shootings this year

Sadly, this year, schools experienced a record number of gun violence. 55 people including the shooter were killed in school gun violence.

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz murdered in the Bronx

The gang-related killing of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz sparked national attention. Celebrities like Cardi B. and Lala, as well as our very own Lisa Evers, host of 'Street Soldiers', spoke with Junior's mom about getting justice for the horrific tragedy. 14 murder suspects are in custody.

Trump x Kim Kardashian x Prison reform + Alice Johnson pardoned

When Kim Kardashian learned that Alice Johnson was serving 22-years in prison on federal drug/money laundering charges, she made it her mission to ger her released. Kim met with Donald Trump and he gave Alice clemency.

Donald Trump goes to North Korea + South Korea to make peace

Trump said that he "likes" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after months of them threating to drop nuclear bombs. Trump and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in sign trade deal.

Trump's "camps" at the border (separating young children from parents)

The Trump administration implemented a policy that separated immigrant families at the border. Many children were sent to "camps" that were like detention centers.

Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen get 3 years in jail

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for making secret payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump, lying to Congress about the president’s business dealings with Russia and failing to report millions of dollars in income.

Stormy Daniels

Adult film star Stormy Daniels alleged that in 2006 she had a one-night stand with President Donald Trump.

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Many arrests and indictments in Russia investigation

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 13th. They were accused of hacking Democratic Party computer networks in 2016.

Donald Trump can't write

Trump claimed that he was good with his grammar, but his tweets and speech show otherwise. What is a "covefe" anyways?

Donald Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford

President Trump mocked the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

March For Our Lives

March for our lives became one of the largest student-led protests for non-violence.

The Obamas‘ portraits revealed

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Times Up + Me Too movement

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements focus on women's rights and anti-sexuall assualt. These are women empowerment movements.



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TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live. Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. They partnered with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable. #timesup #metoo #timesupmovement #metoomovement #takingastand #imwithyou #willstandbyyou #willlisten #fashionillustration #fashiondesigner #illustration #illustrator #goldenglobes

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Nia Wilson

On July 22, 2018, three African-American sisters, Nia, Letifah and Tashiya Wilson, were attacked by a white man with a knife after exiting a Bay Area Rapid Transit train at MacArthur station in Oakland, California. 18-year-old Nia Wilson died after her throat was slashed.

Government Shutdown

This year, there have been three United States federal government shutdowns. One happened in January, February, and recently this month in December. It's been about a week since the partial government shutdown happened over a standoff with Democrats over border wall funding.

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Top Sports Moments Of 2018

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Colin Kaepernick
Serena Williams
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J.R. Smith Blows It For Cavaliers
Game 1. NBA Finals. Cavaliers and Warriors tied 107 with 4.7 seconds to go. Cavs George Hill misses a free throw. Smith grabs it. Then basically dribbles the ball around running out the clock sending both teams to overtime where the Cavaliers lost. That was probably the day LeBron James said “I’m out.” Ouch.