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Here are the top 10 news stories of 2018 according to an AP poll of US newsrooms

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People put flowers among other mementoes at the fence of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, after the police security perimeter was removed, following a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, U.S., February 18, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

  • The Associated Press has released its list of top 10 news stories of the year.
  • Editors and news directors across the country named the Parkland shooting story the top news story of the year. 
  • Here are the 10 top news stories of the year:

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1. The Parkland school shooting

On February 14, 2018, a shooter broke into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed 17. This was the deadliest mass shooting in the country this year. The massacre sparked a pro-gun control movement across the US, led by student survivors of the shooting. On March 24, thousands of students across the world marched in favor of gun control laws in what became known as the “March for Our Lives.” 

2. The Trump-Russia probe

The Trump-Russia probe dominated headlines this year. The special counsel’s team, led by Robert Mueller, continued its investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. So far, the investigation has found that several Trump associates made contact with Russian agents. Several former Trump aides have been indicted for lying, including Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. 

3. The #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement began in 2017 but dominated news stories well into 2018. More powerful men were accused of sexual assault and harassment this year. Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison. Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with rape. Les Moonves was ousted as top executive at CBS after a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct.

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