21 Top News Stories of 2017 Christians Should Know About

21 Top News Stories of 2017 Christians Should Know About
We are already nearly at the end of 2017. It has been a year packed full of events, both good and bad. The world has rejoiced and also mourned. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, ISIS lost control of key territory, and senseless violence left us reeling more than once. Read these 21 newsworthy stories to refresh your memory on the major events of 2017.

Looking back on this eventful year will hopefully give us greater clarity for the future and instill in us the desire to move forward with renewed energy in 2018.

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1. Fort Lauderdale Airport Attack

Chaos erupted at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida when a man with a gun commenced one of the year’s first mass shootings, randomly firing at bystanders in the baggage claim area. Panicked passengers hid behind pillars or ran onto the tarmac, with the shooter killing five people and wounding six others before police apprehended him. Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, an Iraq War veteran who had weeks earlier spent time at a psychiatric hospital and complained the government was controlling his mind. His trial is ongoing.


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