Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • 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

8. Whitney Houston Dies at 48

The legendary pop star died in a Beverly Hills hotel room the same weekend the Grammys were held in Los Angeles. Everyone from Rev. Al Sharpton to Mayor Cory Booker to Gov. Chris Christie appeared at her funeral service in Newark.

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