Here are the 15 top news stories from 2016: Presidential election: Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a surprise and unforeseen win, edging out Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and 16 other GOP competitors.What happened in 2016 in the US?
The United States Capitol is placed under lockdown after a man opens fire near the Capitol Visitor Center. The suspect is shot by police and taken into custody. March 31 – April 1 – The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., with 58 participants in attendance.What happened to the media in 2016?
The year 2016 was a big one for the media as politics, pop culture, terror, sports, and natural disasters dominated the headlines. From Donald Trump's presidential win to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, there was no shortage of stories for the never-ending news cycle.Who won the 2016 US presidential election?
"Trump claims astounding victory as America's 45th president". Associated Press. Retrieved November 10, 2016. ^ "Presidential Election Results: Donald J. Trump Wins". The New York Times. December 13, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016. ^ "Trump pulls off biggest upset in U.S. history". Politico. November 9, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.