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Whitney Houston's funeral to be streamed online

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NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Whitney Houston's fans worldwide will be able to share in her private funeral service by watching it on the Internet.

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The funeral will be held Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where Houston first showcased her talents as a child.

Houston's family has decided on a private service rather than a large event at an arena.

The Grammy-winning singer, 48, died Saturday at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Officials say she was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a bathtub.

Houston's publicist announced Wednesday that The Associated Press will be allowed a camera at Saturday's funeral.

The AP will stream the service on http://livestream.com/aplive.T

he event also will be available to broadcasters via satellite.

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