Year in Review: 2018

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Jan. 13: A false ballistic missile alert is sent across Hawaii, causing widespread panic.

Feb. 14: 17 killed and another 14 wounded in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

March 19: World’s last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, dies in Kenya of age-related complications. Sudan was 45 years old.

April 16: Kendrick Lamar, with his album “DAMN,” becomes the first rapper and non-classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music.

May 3: Kilauea, an active volcano on the island of Hawaii, begins erupting, forcing surrounding residential areas to evacuate.

June 8: Renowned America-French chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain commits suicide by hanging. Bourdain was widely considered one of the most influential chefs in the world.

June 24: Women in Saudi Arabia drive for the first time after a ban is lifted.

July 2: The team of Thai soccer boys and their coach are discovered alive in a flooded cave.

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Aug. 25: U.S. Senator and American war hero John McCain dies of brain cancer at age 81.

Sept. 2: A fire destroys 90-percent of priceless artifacts in Rio’s National Museum of Brazil.

Oct. 6: Brett Kavanaugh gets sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court, amid sexual assault investigation.

Nov. 8: The deadliest fire in California’s history destroys more than 13,000 buildings and kills at least 88 people.

Dec. 1: French “yellow vest” demonstrations in Paris begin, protesting the minimum wage and pension taxes.