What about the year gone by? Time for one last look with Jane Pauley:
The year began with California becoming the. Later in the month, to up to 175 years in jail for sexually abusing more than 250 girls.
February brought theto South Korea; and a gunman opened fire at , killing 17 students and staff members. Survivors launched a campaign for stricter gun laws …
- Complete CBSNews.com coverage: Parkland school shooting
…Which brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to Washington for a rally, the March For Our Lives.
- Emma González: "Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job" (Video)
Facebook executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to defend his company over data breaches; and took center stage after President Trump denied paying off the former stripper over their alleged encounter.
pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear pact; and some 29 million viewers tuned in to see American .sprang to life in May, spewing ash thousands of feet in the air. President Trump
June brought reports that North Korea's Kim Jong Un, becoming the first sitting U.S. President to meet with a North Korean leader.as part of President Trump's "zero tolerance" border policy; and the President traveled to Singapore to meet with
Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy., defeating Croatia; and President Trump nominated
August saw the passing of two giants:, the "Queen of Soul"; and Arizona Senator .
Christine Blasey Ford found herself in the headlines in September, after she accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault during high school. After televised and hotly-debated Congressional hearings, Kavanaugh was later confirmed to the Court.
- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insists on his innocence (CBS News, 09/26/18)
- ("Sunday Morning," 10/07/18)
Hurricane Michael made landfall. And there was more gun violence: 11 died after a gunman opened fire at the in Pittsburgh. The month also brought the murder of Washington Post journalist , thought to be the work of agents of Saudi Arabia.
- Hurricane Michael aftermath (CBS News, 10/11/18)
- Pittsburgh shooting suspect makes court appearance; feds seek death penalty (CBS News, 10/29/18)
The mid-term elections saw the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives. On the West Coast, wildfires left 88 dead in the massive . And there was still another mass shooting, this time at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
- Death toll rises to 81 in Northern California's Camp Fire, as rain could trigger mudslides (CBS News, 11/21/18)
We laid a partial shutdown of the federal government, which continues to this day.to rest in Texas. Later in the month, a deadlock over funding for President Trump's border wall led to
Story produced by Julie Kracov.