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A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

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Police Report On Newtown Shooting Released

The planned release Friday of thousands of pages of police documents from the investigation into last year’s school massacre in Newtown could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman.

12/27/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Push Gun Control Efforts After Term Ends

While speaking during his weekly address heard on 1010 WINS, the mayor said he won’t leave the gun control cause behind when he leaves office.

12/15/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children and six educators.

12/14/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Malloy Directs Flags To Fly Half-Staff For Newtown

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School sent a community and nation into mourning, provoked new security measures in schools and left the nation even more deeply divided over the issue of guns.

12/13/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Residents Head To National Cathedral To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral will host the Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence Thursday, two days before the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

12/11/2013

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Newtown Families Announce New Joint Website To Honor Victims Of Massacre

Families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will be lighting candles in the victims’ memory the night before the shooting’s anniversary.

12/09/2013

FILE - Colin Ferguson arrives in court surrounded by court officers and wearing a bullet proof vest Dec. 10, 1993 for his initial hearing. (Photo POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

New Documentary Marks 20 Years Since LIRR Massacre

On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.

12/06/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Urged Sandy Hook Elementary School Callers To Take Cover

Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.

12/04/2013

The front entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: Danbury State's Attorney)

Transcript Of 911 Calls On Day Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

An excerpt of some of the 911 calls made to Newtown Police on Dec. 14, 2012 — the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

12/04/2013

Candles burn at a makeshift shrine to pay tribute to the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 17, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Vigil For Newtown Victims To Be Held At Washington National Cathedral Ahead Of Anniversary

The Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will also honor the more than 30,000 Americans who have died from a gunshot since the Newtown massacre, according to the National Cathedral.

12/03/2013

Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

911 Tapes From Newtown Rampage To Be Released Wednesday

A Connecticut Superior Court judge ruled last week that the tapes from the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre should be released to The Associated Press after a lengthy fight over the records that have been withheld by investigators.

12/02/2013

The front entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: Danbury State's Attorney)

Judge: 911 Tapes From Sandy Hook Massacre Could Be Released Next Week

The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

11/26/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Released On Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the Dec. 14 attack.

11/25/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut Residents Await Report On Sandy Hook Massacre

Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., many have been anticipating a report outlining the events of that tragic day.

11/24/2013

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