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The year's most-viewed stories, blogs, videos, photos and topics on latimes.com.

Politics, coast to
coast, with the L.A. Times

2. The Dish Rag

3. Show Tracker

4. L.A. Land

5. Lakers Blog
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    What stands out as the year's most shocking moment?

    •  Barack Obama becomes the first African-American president
    •  David Cook crowned "American Idol" over David Archuleta
    •  Congress approves a $700B bailout to stabilize Wall Street
    •  Lakers lose to Celtics in NBA Finals
    •  Actor Heath Ledger found dead in his New York City apartment
    •  Voters pass Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage in California
    •  Swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 14th career Olympic gold medal
    •  A commuter train crash in Chatsworth kills 25 and injures 135
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