Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • 9. Usain Bolt Makes History (Again)
  • 8. Whitney Houston Dies at 48
  • Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Sandy
  • Benghazi, Libya
  • Sandy Hook
  • Gay Marriage
  • Trayvon Martin
  • Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare
  • Barack Obama
  • Keith Boykin, Best of 2012
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

7. Superstorm Sandy Devastates the East Coast

One week before the presidential election, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast, killing at least 125 people and causing billions of dollars in damage, especially in New York and New Jersey. When New Jersey Gov. Christie praised President Obama for helping the battered Garden State, some Republicans cried foul, complaining that Christie's embrace might have helped Obama defeat Romney the following week.

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