Here are 10 top stories Americans followed in 2013, ranked by respondents to a Monitor/TIPP poll according to the percentage who said they followed the story very closely.
The prosecution called its last witness Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, with defense lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expected to wrap up within days. But sentencing could last until June.
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The question of whether Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev built the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon was a major point of the trial Thursday.
An array of electronic devices analyzed in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation contained content from radical Muslim sources. But it's not clear who used them.
The US District Court released the 28-page questionnaire handed to more than 1,300 potential jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev, with questions on the US war on terror and potential jurors' social media habits.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's posts on a second, rarely used Twitter account might damage his defense team's claims that he was bullied into participating in the Boston Marathon bombing by his brother.