Keith Boykin's Top News Stories of 2012

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  • Keith Boykin, Best of 2012
  • 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

10. The Re-election and Resignation of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

After disappearing from the public eye for weeks, Rep. Jackson told the world he was being treated at the Mayo Clinic for bipolar disorder. Nevertheless, the Illinois congressman went on to win re-election, only to resign from office a few weeks later.

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