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Tell us what you thought the biggest stories of the year were - from local news and gossip to politics and sports.
What was the biggest local news story of 2012?
Jerry Sandusky found guilty of child sex abuse
Hurricane Sandy devastates the Jersey Shore
Teen brothers charged in murder of Autumn Pasquale
Philadelphia police corruption
Man charged in death of baby Saanvi Venna and her grandmother
What was the biggest international story in 2012?
The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting
The trials of Julian Assange
The sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship
Civil strife in Syria and Egypt
UN recognizes Palestine as a "state"
What was the biggest local political story in 2012?
Voter ID controversy
The death of Arlen Specter
Declining favorability ratings for Gov. Tom Corbett
What was the biggest national political story in 2012?
The reelection of Barack Obama
The fiscal cliff drama
The elevation of Chris Christie
The attack on Benghazi
Fast and Furious
What was the biggest local business story in 2012?
Carlyle Group buys Sunoco factory
Revel casino near bankruptcy
Pestronk brothers take on Philly unions
What was the biggest education story of 2012?
William Hite named new schools superintendent
The Catholic schools consolidation
Hite announces plan to close 37 city schools
Girl sues, alleging she was mocked for wearing a Romney t-shirt to school
State attempts to take over Chester-Upland School District
What was the biggest story in the entertainment world in 2012?
Ann Curry and the "Today" show drama
Made in America concert on the Parkway
"Jersey Shore" and Snooki's pregnancy
Diane Sawyer goes election night loopy
What was the biggest story on the local restaurant scene in 2012?
The closing and reopening of Le Bec Fin
The opening of Shake Shack
The emergence of East Passyunk Avenue as a dining destination
DiNic's roast pork named best in the land
Nifty Fifty's owners are nailed for tax evasion
What was the biggest gossip news in 2012?
John Bolaris no longer employed by Fox29
Morgan Freeman to marry his stepdaughter?
Terrance Howard divorce gets mega-ugly
Lindsay Lohan's many scrapes with the law
What the biggest local sports story in 2012?
Sandusky scandal and Paterno death
Collapse of the Eagles
The Phillies' fire sale
Iguodala for Bynum trade
Consider sparing Revolutionary War-era house, Norcross urges
Sep 28 - 7:41 PM
The Christie Chronicles:
Christie says he had 'no knowledge' of lane closures
Sep 27 - 1:45 PM
The Big Tent:
Clinton jabs Trump: How much will it matter?
Sep 27 - 4:23 AM