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Your week in review: June 28

The DOMA decision, the fallout over Paula Deen using a racial slur and the arrest of a football star made headlines this week. The DOMA decision, the fallout over Paula Deen using a racial slur and the arrest of a football star made headlines this week.

(RNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, allowing married same-sex couples the ability to collect federal benefits.

The court declined to rule on Proposition 8 - a California law banning same-sex marriages - and sent it back to the 9th Circuit appellate court with instructions for dismissal, effectively making the law invalid.

The Supreme Court also struck down Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which determines what states require federal clearance for a change in voting procedures.

Paula Deen has lost more sponsors following admission in a deposition that she used racial slurs. The Food Network, Walmart, Target, Home Depot and others have severed ties with Deen, leaving her multimillion dollar empire in question.

NFL star Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend. The New England Patriots dropped Hernandez following the arrest.

Learn more about these stories and others in this week's Raycom news in review.

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