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Death of Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel. Houston had overcome a public battle with drug addiction and was returning to the big screen with "Sparkle." (Mel Evans/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories

In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential

election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and

authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows

and online media.