2013 Year in Review: Newsmaking Moments

A look back at the 2013 news headlines, from the Boston Marathon bombing to the death of Nelson Mandela.
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What a year it has been. Not just for us on the program. But the year in news. An incredible one. Remarkable. And we're so grateful to have been a part of it all. So, we want to share with you there at home. Just a look back at some of the groundbreaking moments of a truly unforgettable 2013. Great to be back on the road again. We gather here in st. Peters square. After the explosions ripped through the finish line. Behind us, the lindo wing. Look at this. The power of these. Image from "the boston globe" really catches it all. Marathon terror. It drove me right to the ground. What was the moment like when you first saw your boys? Terrible. I wish I could take the place of all of them. It's terrible. This is our city. Help me. I'm amanda berry. AMANDA BERRY, gina DeJesus and michelle knight all found. You didn't see anything? Not one iota. Devastating explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas. Get out of here. You can still feel the soot in the air. Breaking, new details on that deadly plane crash in california. You can see the charred fuselage. The impact was so powerful. Massive shooting at the navy yard. Go down the stairs, run. Christopher dorner. If dorner is not caught and caught soon, he will try to kill again. When was it that you realized this was christopher dorner? What went through your mind? It was a monster tornado. Roared all the way toward more. People coming up to me and saying, I can't believe it happened again. The elementary school just over our shoulder here. I had to pull the bricks off of my leg. It hurt so much. They had a state of emergency overnight. Are you going to rebuild? We're going to try and rebuild. The lethal wildfire that killed 19 firefighters. This is as close as we're going to get to this fire. You think he was a hero? I look at a hero as someone who lays their life down. The philippines are still trying to figure out what happened. There is only the darkness and the deprivation. Behind me, even here in this destroyed building, life goes on. Pope francis xvi. Pope francis, supreme pontiff. It's the view for the audience delivering his christmas message. He's been called the people's pope. Pray for you every day. Every day, pray for you. It's something that both of us will never forget. So many people on royal baby watch. Kate was, indeed, in the early stages of labor. It's a boy. Landmark rulings by the supreme court. Same-sex marriage becomes legal. Did you always know you were gay? You know the sky is blue. But you keep telling yourself that it's red. I, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. Are you going to do that? My goal is not to chase a balanced budget just to have one. In six months since the newtown shooting, there's been nearly 5,000 more gun deaths in our country. The newtown families are keeping the pressure on. What's the most frustrating thing you had to learn over the course of the last year? How completely disconnected our legislative system seems to be. The government shutdown. The government shutdown. I do not like them, sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham. You don't get ransom for doing your job. The woman who became the face of the website fiasco. It was president obama like we have never seen him before. I make apologies for not executed better. That's on me. The person responsible for one of the greatest national security leaks. A hostage crisis in the upscale westgate mall. We heard from officials that they were closing in on the attackers. Now, to the crisis in syria. It was a chemical attack. I believe we should act. ♪ nothing will stop our date with destiny. The world celebrates the life of nelson mandela. ♪ Will we ever say the words ♪ "fast & furious" star, paul walker," killed in a car accident. ♪ Now, it's time to say somebody to all our company ♪ roger ebert, passed away at age 70. We'll make it. ♪ Guys like us we had it made ♪ ♪ those were the days ♪ every day is a gift. ♪ Don't stop ♪ we, the jury, find george zimmerman not guilty. What was going on in your mind? Your heart? I wasn't the juror who was going to give him a hung jury. Or I was. First-degree murder, guilty. Spare my life so I can sell t-shirts. You never are going to tell the truth about what went down in that bathroom. I didn't know you were a hater when you came to interview me. Spent all of his adult life in a maximum security prison. You have to be furious. Oh, absolutely. Ryan ferguson, free now. How does steak taste? It tastes amazing. Now, to olympic runner oscar pistorius, indicted on charges of murder. A coroner is completing an autopsy on his girlfriend's body. The rutgers basketball coach who was fired. You were a bully. There were some actions that were certainly bullying. Paula dean. Her career in ruins, following her admission she used a racial slur. Please, forgive me. Reese witherspoon, was handcuffed and arrested. It was one of those nights. We went out to dinner. And we had one too many glasses of wine. A bizarre hoax. Online relationship with a woman who did not exist. Do you think that might have been a man on the other end of the phone? It didn't sound like a man. "Pop news," there. "Pop news" for the people. Where it all began. And the oscar goes to jennifer lawrence. You have a fan here. Oh, really? Looking for a new girlfriend? I thought about it. ♪ We can't stop ♪ this is probably one of the most insane weeks of my life. Hasn't she been sending the message that she's not hannah montana for a while now? Did she lip-sync or not? Would you mind standing? ♪ That our flag was still there ♪ any questions? Horrific injury on the court last night. Kevin ware just took a shot. Oh, my goodness. What did you see? I saw the bone six inches out of my leg. A comeback most thought might never happen. Ware, shooting. Long-distance runner diana nyad has been swimming more than 100 miles. What was that moment like? I'll tell you, I was euphoric. The bat signal. He's 5 years old. On a mission after battling leukemia. Do you feel ready to save all of us? Yeah. Batkid saves times square. Here in boston, more than anything, there's excitement in the air for tonight's game. The red sox could win it all. He is safe. It continues. And he's safe. It hasn't happened at fenway park for 95 years. The red sox are world champions. That was a -- this is for you, boston. You guys deserve it. We've been through a lot this year. You look back at the 12 months, as a boston native. It's interesting to see those two dominant story lines come together like that in late october. So great to see that victory, again. And painful to think about what happened in april in my hometown. It is, by definition, a year unlike any other. But, boy, to see again, 365 days distilled quite like that. What awaits us in 2014. We want to thank matt knox, stacia riley. And seth fenton, again. Terrific, singular work. Great, great job. What a year. And what a slice of weather that's sending us out into 2014

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