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2014: The year in news

Meb Keflezighi of San Diego celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon on April 19, a year after deadly bombings struck the event. Keflezighi became the first American man to win the race since 1983. (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
Children wave American flags at the start of an April 15 candlelight vigil on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings in the city’s Garvey Park. (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)
Frazier Glenn Cross is escorted by police in a parking lot in Overland Park, Kan., after being detained in the killing of three people at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement complex April 13. Cross is a white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.  (KCTV-5)
A Bureau of Land Management ranger stands guard at the entrance of a staging area near Mesquite, Nev., on April 5. The federal government began confiscating cattle from rancher Cliven Bundy, who it says has been trespassing on U.S. land without grazing permits for more than 25 years. Bundy doesn’t recognize federal authority on land he insists belongs to Nevada. (John Locher / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The casket of Ft. Hood, Texas, shooting victim Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez is carried to a hearse in Tampa, Fla., before his burial. Lazaney-Rodriguez was killed during a shooting rampage at the military facility April 2. (Skip O’Rourke / Tampa Bay Times)
A flag rests at half staff on a cedar pole behind the face of the massive mudslide that hit Oso, Wash., on March 22, killing at least 40. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who admitted to inappropriate relationships with three subordinates, arrives at court for sentencing at Ft. Bragg, N.C., on March 20. (Ellen Ozier / Associated Press )
Workers stand near the ruins of two buildings leveled by an explosion March 12 in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)
The College Board announced plans March 5 to revamp the SAT college entrance exam, making the essay portion optional and lowering a perfect score to 1,600 points. (Karen Tapia Andersen / Los Angeles Times)
Guards stand outside Federal Court in New York City as the trial begins for accused Al Qaeda propagandist and conspirator Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
Demonstrators celebrate in Phoenix after hearing that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB 1062. Supporters of the legislation said it would protect religious freedom; critics said it was intended to provide legal cover to people who refuse service to gays. (Pat Shannahan / Arizona Republic)
Comcast announced Feb. 13 that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock. If approved, the deal would combine two of the nation’s top paid television and Internet service companies. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
A man jumps over a puddle in Washington, D.C., during a brutal cold spell that hammered Eastern states in mid-February.  (Brendan Smialowski / AFP/Getty Images)
Used syringes left at a needle exchange clinic in Vermont. A surge in fatal overdoses of heroin and other opiates has afflicted communities in the Northeast and Midwest. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
Fans of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman pay tribute outside his apartment building on Feb. 4. Hoffman died Feb. 2 of an accidental drug overdose. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
A man stands on the frozen roadway as he waits for traffic to clear along Interstate 75 in Macon, Ga. A winter storm dumped snow and covered parts of the state with ice. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)
Ylienna Alicea, 2, brought a stuffed animal to a memorial at The Mall in Columbia, Md., after shootings in which three people died, including the gunman. (Algerina Perna / MCT)
Two booking images released by police showing Canadian singer Justin Bieber, who was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest following an alleged drag racing incident in Miami Beach, Fla. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department / EPA)
Protesters line up outside the prison walls just before receiving word that the scheduled execution of Mexican national Edgar Tamayo would proceed in Huntsville, Texas. (Pat Sullivan / Associated Press)
Police handcuff Cody Cousins after a deadly shooting on the Purdue University campus in Wast Lafayette, Ind. (Carl Abernathy / Associated Press)
A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant in Omaha, Neb., killed two people and injured 10 others, four critically, authorities said. (Nati Harnik / Associated Press)
Participants await the start of the march in Seattle honoring Martin Luther King Jr. (Jordan Stead /
An OfficeMax bulk mail letter received by Mike Seay was addressed with his name and “Daughter Killed In Car Crash.” (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)
A woman waits at a staging area where families are being reunited with students after a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, N.M. (Mark Wilson / Associated Press)
An aerial photo shows firefighters battling a blaze at a mansion in Indian Hill, Ohio. (Joseph Fuqua II / Associated Press)
Residents line up for water from a truck in South Charleston, W.Va., after a chemical spill contaminated the region’s water supply. (Tom Hindman / Getty Images)
Ice dominates the landscape at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Part of the famous waterfall froze over during a cold snap that swept across much of the nation. (James Neiss / Niagara Gazette)
Diego Ramos, who is homeless and lives under scaffolding at a nearby building, pauses as he shovels snow from a sidewalk in lower Manhattan after a storm left up to eight inches of snow in New York City. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Greece, N.Y., warms himself on a steam grate in Washington, D.C., near the U.S. Capitol days after he disappeared from his parents’ house. His parents Paul and Michelle Simmons saw this photograph in USA Today and were able to reunite with him. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
Michael and Desiree Davis, parents of Claire Davis, hold up candles with others at a memorial service held for their daughter at the National Western Stock Show Event Center in Denver. Behind them at left is Gov. John Hickenlooper. Claire Davis, 17, was fatally shot at her suburban Denver high school by a fellow student, who then killed himself. (Helen H. Richardson / Associated Press)
Prospective marijuana buyers wait in line in Pueblo West, Colo., after a state law takes effect allowing the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes. (John Wark / Associated Press)