From storms to politics, the year was a wild ride. What are the most meaningful US stories of 2012? Here's the Monitor's list, in roughly chronological order.
A new poll suggests that America is perhaps open to accepting the children crossing the border illegally. That's different from much of what you see on TV.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) of Illinois, a strong advocate for immigration reform, said Wednesday that there is no chance for an immigration bill in the House this year.