The Top National News Stories of 2013

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  • 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
  • Midwest Tornado Killed 23 People in Oklahoma

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty in Death of Trayvon Martin

Capping an emotional trial, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin on July 13. A jury of six women in Sanford, Florida, reached a verdict in a case that was watched internationally as a statement on race relations in the United States and shined a spotlight on Florida’s controversial "stand your ground" law. (Photo: AP Photo/TV Pool)

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