The Top National News Stories of 2013

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  • Midwest Tornado Killed 23 People in Oklahoma
  • Paula Deen’s Racist Language Lands Her in Trouble
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act
  • 071513 national trayvon martin zimmerman verdict
  • Detroit Files for Bankruptcy
  • Stop and Frisk Violates Constitutional Rights of Minority Citizens: Judge
  • A Commentator Courts Controversy
  • March on Washington Anniversary Commemorated
  • NAACP President Steps Down
  • Shooting at Navy Yard Shocks a Nation
  • The Government Shuts Down
  • Cory Booker Elected Senator
  • A Banner Year for Black Films
  • Complaints of Profiling in Department Stores Creates a Firestorm
  • Shooting at LAX
  • A Shooting Stirs Detroit
  • A November Election with Significant Races
  • President Obama Inaugurated for a Second Term
  • Hadiya Pendleton is Shot and Killed in Chicago
  • Three Killed in Boston Marathon Bombing

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part of Voting Rights Act

The United States Supreme Court struck down a key component of the Voting Rights Act that required certain states and municipalities to obtain permission from the Justice Department before making changes to voting laws. The decision on June 25 was denounced by civil right leaders and President Obama. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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