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Last Update on July 27, 2015 07:12 GMT

BOBBI KRISTINA HOUSTON DIES

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown is "finally at peace in the arms of God." That's according to a family statement. The 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown died yesterday at a hospice center outside Atlanta. Houston family spokeswoman Kristen Foster said in a statement that Bobbi Kristina was surrounded by family. The statement adds the family thanks "everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months." The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office confirms Bobbi Kristina's death. In January, Bobbi Kristina was found was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. She was hospitalized for months and eventually moved into hospice care.

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006-w-31-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP music correspondent, with Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown)--Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died about 7 months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Bobbi Kristina was in the news from the moment she was born. AP music correspondent Margie Szaroleta has a look at her life. (27 Jul 2015)

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003-c-12-(Nekesa (neh-KEH'-suh) Moody, AP entertainment editor)-"many had expected"-AP correspondent Nekesa Moody reports members of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family were with her when she died on Sunday. (27 Jul 2015)

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009-a-05-(Archive audio of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, in March, 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey)-"know some dancing"-In this archive audio from 2012, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, told Oprah Winfrey she plans to follow in her mother's footsteps and be an entertainer. (27 Jul 2015)

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245-c-12-(Nekesa (neh-KEH'-suh) Moody, AP entertainment editor)-"many had expected"-AP correspondent Nekesa Moody reports members of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family were with her when she died on Sunday. (26 Jul 2015)

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206-a-09-(Archive audio of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, in March, 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey)-"I've accepted it"-In this archive audio from 2012, Bobbi Kristina Brown, told Oprah Winfrey she deals with the loss of her mother the best she can. Updated: 07/26/2015-09:44:10 PM ET (26 Jul 2015)

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205-a-08-(Archive audio of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, in March, 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey)-"I got you"-In this archive audio from 2012, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, told Oprah Winfrey she feels her mother's presence. (26 Jul 2015)

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001-v-29-(Jamie Friar, AP correspondent)--The late Whitney Houston's daughter died Sunday at age 22. The AP's Jamie Friar reports. (27 Jul 2015)

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212-c-15-(Jamie Friar, AP correspondent)-"Brown was 22"-The AP's Jamie Friar reports a family spokeswoman says Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has died. (26 Jul 2015)

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BOBBI KRISTINA HOUSTON

UNDATED (AP) -- The stars are offering their condolences, following the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown yesterday. "Empire" star Taraji P. Henson tweets, "Rest in heaven." Oprah Winfrey tweeted, "Peace at Last!" Bobbi Kristina Brown was the late Whitney Houston's only child and her death was grimly similar to the way her mother died three years earlier. Houston was found face-down in a bathtub and so was Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina told Winfrey shortly after her mother's death that she wanted to carry on her mother's legacy by singing, acting and dancing. But her career never took off.

?BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN: WHAT'S NEXT

UNDATED (AP) -- We're expecting a statement today from the Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner's Office on the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The M-E's office confirmed Brown's death yesterday at age 22. She was the only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown. Bobbi Kristina was found by the man she called her husband, Nick Gordon, in the suburban Atlanta townhome they shared. That was in January. In June, Bobbi Kristina's court-appointed rep sued Gordon, accusing him of misrepresenting his relationship with Bobbi Kristina. The complaint accused him of being violent toward her and taking more than $11,000 from her account while she was in a medically induced coma. The lawsuit also made accusations against Gordon that included assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Fulton County D-A has said his office is interested in reviewing the case to determine whether any charges will be filed.

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July 27, 2015 07:07 GMT

Today is Monday, July 27, the 208th day of 2015. There are 157 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On July 27, 1940, Bugs Bunny made his "official" debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare." Billboard magazine published its first "music popularity chart" listing best-selling retail records (in first place was "I'll Never Smile Again" recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, with featured vocalist Frank Sinatra).

On this date:

In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner of the Department of State.

In 1861, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.

In 1921, Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, succeeded in isolating the hormone insulin at the University of Toronto.

In 1953, the Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.

In 1960, Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Chicago.

In 1965, Shirley Ann Lawson of Auckland gave birth to four girls and a boy, the first quintuplets born in New Zealand.

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of urban rioting, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown said in Washington that violence was "as American as cherry pie."

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.

In 1980, on day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran died at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.

In 1995, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-sam.

In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, directly killing one person and injuring 111. (Anti-government extremist Eric Rudolph later pleaded guilty to the bombing.)

In 2003, comedian Bob Hope died in Toluca Lake, California, at age 100.

Ten years ago: NASA said a sizable chunk of foam insulation came flying off the shuttle Discovery's fuel bank during liftoff, prompting the space agency to ground future shuttle flights until the problem could be fixed. Al-Qaida in Iraq said it had killed two kidnapped Algerian diplomats. Ahmed Ressam (AH'-med rehs-AHM'), an Algerian who'd plotted to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium, was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal judge in Seattle. (However, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in February 2010 that the 22-year sentence was too lenient; Ressam was later resentenced to 37 years.)

Five years ago: BP announced that its much-criticized chief executive, Tony Hayward, would be replaced by Robert Dudley as the company reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover the costs of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Canadian character actor Maury Chaykin died in Toronto on his 61st birthday.

One year ago: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years. Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland's Colin Montgomerie. Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa, were inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays: TV producer Norman Lear is 93. Actor Jerry Van Dyke is 84. Sportscaster Irv Cross is 76. Actor John Pleshette is 73. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 71. Actress-director Betty Thomas is 68. Olympic gold medal figure skater Peggy Fleming is 67. Singer Maureen McGovern is 66. Actress Janet Eilber is 64. Rock musician Tris Imboden (Chicago) is 64. Actress Roxanne Hart is 61. Country musician Duncan Cameron is 59. Comedian-actress-writer Carol Leifer is 59. Comedian Bill Engvall is 58. Jazz singer Karrin Allyson is 53. Country singer Stacy Dean Campbell is 48. Rock singer Juliana Hatfield is 48. Actor Julian McMahon is 47. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (NIH'-koh-lye KAH'-stur WAHL'-dah) is 45. Comedian Maya Rudolph is 43. Rock musician Abe Cunningham is 42. Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn is 41. MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez is 40. Actor Seamus Dever is 39. Actor Jonathan Rhys (rees) Meyers is 38. Actor Blair Redford is 32. Actress Taylor Schilling is 31. Singer Cheyenne Kimball is 25.

Thought for Today: "The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority." -- Ralph W. Sockman, American clergyman (1889-1970).

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