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.
Abigail Hernandez returned on Sunday to her home in northern New Hampshire nine months after her disappearance. Investigators are seeking information from anyone who saw her between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Support is growing for the 16-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by partygoers who then posted pictures of her assault online. What happens when a case, and support of or attacks on the victim, happen mostly online?
Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colo., 19, is charged with conspiring to help ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Syria and now Iraq. Newly public court documents describe the backstory leading to her April arrest.