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The Serious and the Not So Serious News of 2008

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by Mike Ugulini

Every year brings its share of news from the serious to the outright strange. Looking back, we see that 2008 was no different. The year had its share of stories that ranged from tension-filled world events to the weirdly funny or very unusual.

Here, we're offering up the five hard news stories of the year in tandem with five stories of the stranger variety. In hindsight, they remind us that fiction always meets its match in real life stories, which are often funnier, scarier, more serious, and often down right nuttier than many novels and short stories we read

Read more: Top News Stories of 2008