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By ROBERT MARSTON
CBSNews.com 

CBS Year in Review: Top World News Stories of 2021

 

December 29, 2021



JANUARY:

In January, Joe Biden was inaugurated as our 46th president; just two weeks after supporters of former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

FEBRUARY:

In February, the United States formally re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement, an international treaty aimed at limiting global warming.

MARCH:

The container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal in March, holding up billions in trade. The ship was freed six days later.

APRIL:

In April, a Minneapolis jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd a year earlier. He was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

MAY:

May saw the successful splashdown of the first operational spaceflight by a private company, Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

JUNE:

June saw the partial collapse of a 12-story condominium in Surfside, Florida, killing 98 residents.

JULY:

July brought the 32nd Summer Olympic Games to Tokyo, a year after being postponed. The U.S. topped the medal count with 113.

AUGUST:

August saw the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after a two-decade war that took the lives of over 2,400 U.S. service personnel.

SEPTEMBER:

September saw the implementation of the Texas Heartbeat Act, which bans abortions after roughly six weeks. The Supreme Court has declined to block the law, saying it’s a question for lower courts.

OCTOBER:

October brought the welcome news that the World Health Organization had endorsed the world’s first vaccine against malaria.

NOVEMBER:

In November, the Atlanta Braves won their fourth World Series, defeating the Houston Astros four games to two.

DECEMBER:

In December, tornadoes ripped through the South and Midwest, killing at least 91 people. Also, the FDA authorized two pills to treat COVID-19, a potential game-changer in our now years-long fight against the disease.

 

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