'The Five' looks back: From Rittenhouse to Afghanistan to inflation - the biggest stories of 2021

One unforgettable moment was the verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Nov. 19, when a nation watched a Kenosha, Wis. jury find the 18-year-old not guilty of all counts in the fatal shootings of two people and the wounding of a third person during the second night of civil unrest on Aug. 25, 2020. The case had made Rittenhouse a household name, and the verdict capped off an intense trial that illustrated both media bias and a disturbingly growing tendency to prejudge.

Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 16, 2021.

Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 16, 2021.

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