News of the Nation, 2009
Major U.S. news stories from the recession to same-sex marriage
by Holly B. Miller
Notable "firsts" made headlines in 2009, including President Obama as the nation's first black president and Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. The year was otherwise dominated by tales of the struggling economy, the recession, and the number of unemployed. Here's a look at the top stories in the U.S. in 2009.President Obama's First Year
The highs and lows of President Obama's first year in officeSame-Sex Marriage on Ballots, Minds of Americans
Same-sex marriage still a controversial and ever-present issue in 2009Violence and Tragedy at a U.S. Army Post
Army psychiatrist on shooting rampage kills 13Supreme Court Milestone: First Hispanic Justice
Sonia Sotomayor becomes the first Hispanic Justice to serve on U.S. Supreme CourtHealth-Care Reform Tops Agenda
President Obama's “public option” for healtcare reform proves controversialAn Economy in Turmoil Shows Improvement by Year's End
The U.S. economy hit rock bottom before showing signs of recovering from the recessionDNA Test Not a Right, Supreme Court Rules
U.S. Supreme Court rules that DNA tests are not a right for convicts
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