In some ways, 2021 felt like a terrible repeat of 2020. COVID-19 still dominates our lives. Last year's election still looms large in our politics. Climate change and gun violence take up too many headlines. New this year was the end of America's longest war (in a most chaotic fashion) and the first successful court challenges to Roe v. Wade in nearly five decades. There was some justice for George Floyd but a shocking rise in anti-Asian hate. Here are our picks for the top stories of the year.
2021: Year in Review
COVID-19 dominated another year of our lives, impacting America's health, work, politics and culture. But there were signs of hope: protective vaccines, reopened businesses, people getting on with their lives under a "new normal." Beyond the pandemic, there was major news about Afghanistan, the economy, elections, the Supreme Court, technology, space exploration and much more. Join us as we review the year's top stories in news, business, sports, entertainment and all the rest.