Death of Whitney Houston

August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Los Angeles, California | Age 48

Superstar of records, films, dies at 48
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NJ gov strongly defends lowering flags for Houston

BETH DeFALCO, The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has strongly defended his decision to have flags flown at half-staff Saturday for Whitney Houston despite receiving emails and other messages disparaging the singer and criticizing him.

The Republican governor said Wednesday that he rejects complaints that Houston "forfeited the good things that she did" because of her struggles with...

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