Bring That Year Back: The Top News Stories of 2012

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  • Jahessye Shockley, missing children
  • Creflo Dollar, mega church, World Changers Church International
  • Rodney King, LAPD, drugs
  • Adidas, shackle shoes
  • Barack Obama, Obamacare, U.S. Supreme Court
  • The God Particle, Space, the Higgs Boson
  • Movie Theater Massacre, James Holmes, Aurora, Colorado
  • Chick-fil-A, same-sex-marriage
  • Bankruptcy, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Detroit, Stockton, California
  • Chavis Carter, suicide
  • Wade Michael Page, mass shooting, white supremacy
  • space, Curiosity rover, Mars
  • Jordan Miles, police brutality
  • Amir Jennings, missing children
  • NASA, Space, Shuttle Endeavour, California
  • iPhone 5, technology, smartphone, cellphone
  • Arizona, immigration law, Show Me Your Papers
  • GAP, Manifest Destiny T-shirt
  • mass shooting, Lee Boyd Malvo, D.C. sniper
  • Hurricane Sandy, extreme weather, East Coast
  • Kevin Clash, Sesame Street, child sex abuse
  • Jordan Davis, Michael David Dunn
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, lawsuit, rape
  • The Year in Review
  • Sandy Hook Victims Mourned
  • Wayne LaPierre
  • N.C. Judge Commutes 3 Death Sentences; Cites Bias
  • The Mayan Apocalypse
  • Same-Sex Marriage Goes Before the Supreme Court
  • racism, Papa John's Pizza
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Doc McStuffins, Disney
  • Florida A&M University, Robert Champion
  • Barack Obama, same-sex marraige
  • USDA, discrimination
  • bath salts

Rodney King Found Dead

Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by white Los Angeles Police Department officers spurred riots in the city, was found dead in an apparent drowning accident at his home on Jun. 17, 2012. King had PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of his death. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)