Top Headlines of the Decade: 2010 – 2019

The 2010s were a decade packed full of joy, surprises, and sadness. Read the top headlines of the last decade below grouped by year.


1. Gulf Spill Is the Largest of Its Kind, Scientists Say, The New York Times

3. Obama Signs Health Care Overhaul Bill, With a Flourish, The New York Times

4. EU debt crisis: Greece granted €110bn aid to avert meltdown, The Guardian

5. Chilean miners found alive – but rescue will take four months, The Guardian


2011 was a year marked with several landmark deaths and a few major weddings.

1. Powerful earthquakes hit Japan, The Guardian

2. Osama Bin Laden, al-Qaeda leader, dead, BBC

3. Royal wedding: Prince William and Kate Middleton marry at Westminster Abbey, The Telegraph

4. Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies, CNN

5. Kim Jong-il obituary, The Telegraph


1. 20 children, suspect’s mother dead in CT elementary school shooting, NBC

2. Obama re-elected as president, The Washington Post

3. Superstorm Sandy blamed for at least 11 U.S. deaths as it slams East Coast, CNN

4. Joe Paterno, 85, dies in State College, ESPN

5. Justices to Hear Two Challenges on Gay Marriage, The New York Times


1. Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide, The New York Times

2. Boy, 8, one of 3 killed in bombings at Boston Marathon; scores wounded, CNN

3. Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks, The Washington Post

4. Government Shuts Down in Budget Impasse, The New York Times

5. George Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin case, The Guardian


1. Horror in Sierra Leone: A Single Spark Gives Ebola New Life, NBC

2. Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane carrying 239 people, The Guardian

3. Michael Brown’s Shooting and Its Immediate Aftermath in Ferguson, The New York Times

4. Robin Williams Committed Suicide by Hanging Himself, Police Say, NBC

5. Cuba Frees American Alan Gross, Held for Five Years, NBC


1. Amtrak Crash: Train Accelerated Before Derailment, NTSB Says, ABC

2. Nine Killed in Shooting at Black Church in Charleston, The New York Times

3. Convicted Murderers Manage ‘Extraordinary’ Prison Break In New York, NPR

4. On-Air Shooter’s Firing Was Filmed By Cameraman He Later Killed, ABC

5. Charlie Hebdo Shooting: 12 Killed at Muhammad Cartoons Magazine in Paris, NBC


1. Donald Trump clinches Electoral College majority, CBS

2. How tap water became toxic in Flint, Michigan, CNN

3. Brexit: Britain Breaks With EU, CBS

4. Zika virus declared a global health emergency, CBS

5. FBI is investigating the DNC email hack, CBS


1. Donald Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States, The Guardian

2. Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades, The New York Times

3. Inland Puerto Rico still suffering weeks after Hurricane Maria, CBS

4. James Comey Fired, CBS

5. Solar eclipse sweeps across America, CBS


1. Kavanaugh has revealed the insidious force in global politics: toxic masculinity, The Guardian

2. Record-breaking number of women run for office, Politico

3. As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wed, a New Era Dawns, The New York Times

4. Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees historic handshake, CNN

5. What We Know: Family Separation And ‘Zero Tolerance’ At The Border, NPR


1. Why There’s No End in Sight to the Hong Kong Protests, The Nation

2. Trump is trying to out the alleged Ukraine whistleblower on Twitter, Vox

3. Lizzo Arrives on the 2019 American Music Awards Red Carpet With an Incredibly Tiny Purse, Billboard

4. Governor Of Puerto Rico Yields To Public Outcry And Resigns, NPR

5. Why India and Pakistan Are Fighting Over Kashmir Again, CFR

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