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'An Act of Senseless Hate' Is AP's Top Story of 2018

Parkland school shooting leads annual AP survey
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2018 7:55 AM CST
Parents wait for news of their loved ones after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018.   (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

(Newser) – It's been challenging to keep up with the seemingly never-ceasing news cycle of late, but some stories drew more eyes than others in 2018. Since 1936, the Associated Press has conducted an annual poll of US editors and news directors to see which were the top news stories of the past 12 months, and this year's top pick covered "an act of senseless hate": the Parkland school shooting. Others that made the list ranged from the political to the environmental. The winners leaned toward US headlines, which, considering those voting are US-based, isn't too surprising. Though in that very first poll, the top story was an international one: the abdication of Britain's King Edward VIII. Read on for the AP's 2018 selections.

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