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Every Year Around This Time, Breaking News Breaks Us

A timeline of the worst news period of the year, starting in 2016

It’s not just you. For the past four years, the kind of breaking news that wakes you at 4 a.m. and makes your heart drop has taken place in late September and early October.



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Michelle Legro

Deputy Editor, GEN. Previously an editor for Topic, Longreads, The New Republic, and Lapham’s Quarterly.