2014 U.S. News

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
2014 Year in Review

Major National News Stories of 2014

Ferguson Protests

Ferguson Protests

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The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old teenager, and the unrest over the decision by a grand jury not to indict the police officer dominated headlines in the U.S. during 2014. Midterm elections, bad calls in the National Football League, the VA medical scandal, uninvited White House guests, net neutrality, and General Motors recalls were some of the other stories that received a lot of attention throughout the year.

Ferguson Shooting Sparks National Outrage

The shooting of a teenager by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb leads to unrest and unanswered questions

2014 Midterm Elections

Republicans take control of the Senate

National Football League Drops the Ball

The NFL fumbles on issues of domestic violence and more

Obama's Executive Action Delays Deportation of 5 Million Immigrant

Policy does not offer a path to citizenship

Migrant Minors: FAQS, Facts, and Statistics

Unaccompanied children entering the U.S. from Central America create a humanitarian crisis

Sexual Abuse on Campus

A national debate on how to handle the problem continued throughout the year

VA Medical Care Controversy

Hundreds of veterans in Phoenix wait to see doctors

General Motors Stalled

General Motors knew about defective ignition switches for almost a decade before ordering recalls

White House Intruder

An uninvited guest sheds light on Secret Service shortcomings

Obamacare Rebounds After Shaky Health Care Roll-out

Millions enroll as website glitches are fixed

Senate Intelligence Committee Report Is Highly Critical of CIA Interrogation Techniques

Accusations made by senator prove true with release of report

Botched Executions Raise Concerns

Questions increase over drugs used in lethal injections

Washington State Mudslide Tragedy

The mudslide in the town of Oso is one of the worst in U.S. History

O'Bannon v. NCAA

Ruling against the NCAA could be a game changer

Bit Confused

The Bitcoin receives a lot of attention in 2014

The NSA Surveillance Program: 2014 Developments

An update on the NSA surveillance program

Two States Find Out If the Grass Is Greener on the Legal Side

Starting in 2014, marijuana can be sold legally in Colorado and Washington

Commone Core Debate

The argument over intensifies over standards in education

The R Word

The debate heats up over one NFL team's name

-Jennie Wood
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