The Top National News Stories of 2013

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  • 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
  • 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

The Government Shuts Down

The federal government entered a shutdown on Oct. 1 after the Senate rejected a Republican bill to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The shutdown proves a major calamity for about 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed and 1.3 million who were required to report for work without knowing when they would be paid. The shutdown lasted 16 days. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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