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Year in Review: 2018

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.
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