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2013 timeline

"2013 timeline" Continued...

Issue: "2013 News of the Year," Jan. 11, 2014

Prince William, Kate, and Prince George
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Prince William, Kate, and Prince George
July 3: The Egyptian military removes President Mohamed Morsi from power. 

July 3: The North Carolina Senate bans taxpayer funding for abortion centers.

July 6: A Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco's airport kills three Chinese students. 

July 6: A train derailment in Quebec kills 47 people.

July 13: A jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

July 17: Great Britain legalizes same-sex marriage.

July 18: Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. 

July 18: The city of Detroit files for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. 

July 19: A district judge grants Hobby Lobby a preliminary injunction against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

July 21: Golfer Phil Mickelson wins the British Open.

July 22: Al-Qaeda militants storm Abu Ghraib Prison, freeing 500-600 prisoners, including top al-Qaeda operatives. 

July 22: Prince William and his wife Kate announce the birth of their son, Prince George. 

July 23: While running for mayor of New York City, Anthony Weiner admits he continued sexting after resigning in disgrace from Congress.

July 27: Egyptians endure one of their deadliest days of upheaval since the 2011 revolution as clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi leave at least 72 people dead.

July 30: A judge convicts Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of espionage and theft for leaking state secrets. Shortly after, Manning announces he wants to live as a woman.

August

Mohamed Morsi supporters
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Mohamed Morsi supporters
Aug. 1: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe claims victory in a controversial presidential election.

Aug. 4: The United States raises the terrorism threat level and closes embassies and consulates.

Aug. 5: Baseball's Alex Rodriguez receives a record 211-game suspension for alleged doping offenses, then appeals it.

Aug. 14: The California Supreme Court rejects an appeal by Proposition 8 supporters to revive the 2008 measure, thereby ending the final legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.

Aug. 15: The death toll soars above 600 after Egyptian security forces, armored vehicles, and bulldozers raze two encampments where Mohamed Morsi supporters were protesting his removal from power.

Aug. 18: For the first time in 1,600 years, priests do not hold Sunday Mass in the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram monastery near Minya, Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood supporters torched it.

Aug. 19: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation banning gay conversion therapy for minors.

Aug. 20: Antoinette Tuff, a clerk at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Atlanta, persuades 20-year-old Michael Hill not to open fire at the school.

Aug. 21: A chemical attack in Syria leaves thousands of people dead.

Aug. 22 : A judge orders the release from prison of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. 

Aug. 22: The New Mexico Supreme Court rules against Christian photographer Elaine Huguenin, who declined to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony.

Aug. 23: A military panel finds Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan guilty of premeditated murder and sentences him to death for killing 13 people in 2009.

Aug. 25: Miley Cyrus gives an obscene dance performance at the Video Music Awards, and two weeks later her new video, "Wrecking Ball," breaks the record for the greatest number of views—19.3 million—in a single day.

Aug. 29: The IRS says it will treat same-sex couples with marriage licenses as married for tax purposes. 

Aug. 29: A California court upholds the state's ban on reparative therapy for minors. 

September

Aaron Alexis
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Aaron Alexis
Sept. 2: Diana Nyad, 64, becomes the first person to swim from Cuba to the United States without a shark cage.

Sept 2: Fox Sports abruptly fires broadcaster Craig James, who had opposed same-sex marriage when running for the U.S. Senate in 2012. 

Sept. 3: Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro commits suicide in jail.

Sept. 4: The Obama administration says the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin providing spousal benefits to same-sex couples.

Sept. 12: NASA says Voyager-1 has become the first man-made object to leave the solar system.

Sept. 15: Japan shuts down its last operating nuclear reactor for maintenance, amid reports the Fukushima plant is still leaking radiation.

Sept. 16: Gunman Aaron Alexis kills 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard.

Sept. 18: The Fed says its stimulus program will continue amid concerns about slowing growth.

Sept. 19: A judge sentences Floyd Corkins II to 25 years in prison for an attempted mass shooting last year at the Family Research Council.

Sept. 22: As Islamic militants continue a four-day massacre at the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that ends with 72 people dead, two suicide bombers kill more than 80 and injure nearly 150 as worshippers leave services at All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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