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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Plans Tribute for Whitney Houston

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will pay tribute to Whitney Houston by ordering flags to be flown at half-staff during her funeral service on Saturday.

"Obviously, Whitney Houston was an important part of the fabric — the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said at a press conference Tuesday, adding that Houston, a Newark native, is in the "pantheon of great New Jersey...
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Clarence Clemons, Sax Player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dies at 69

Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died. He was 69.

Clemons — also known as the "Big Man" — died Saturday from complications of a stroke he suffered a week earlier at his home in Singer Island, Fla. He had been in serious but stable condition and underwent two surgeries.

"Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage," Springsteen said in a statement posted on his website. "His loss is... read more

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