The Top National News Stories of 2013

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  • 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
  • Paula Deen’s Racist Language Lands Her in Trouble

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

Detroit became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy, a result of mountainous long-term debt in a one-time icon of American industry. The filing on July 18 was the decision of Kevyn Orr, the emergency financial manager appointed by Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder. (Photo: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, FILE)

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