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The 2000s FEATURING: Information on the newly single Jennifer Aniston! New Gucci seasons that are coming soon for both Winter and Summer! Foreign and Domestic Affairs of the United States

FEATURING: Coke wins the Ad of the year for 2000’s! Picture shown and brief information! Meet our FIRST black president! Foreign Affairs, the Way we Lived, and F R I E N D S!

OTHER: Other articles include: Law and Justice, Sports, Culture, Education, and a game INSIDE!


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Fashion

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Celebrity Gossip

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Domestic Affairs

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15. Culture

16. Music

17. Sports 5.

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Domestic Affairs (pt. 2)

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Food

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Government/Politics

18. Foreign Affairs

19. Foreign Affairs (pt. 2)

20. Law and Justice 9.

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Film and Theatre

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The Way We Lived

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21. Game

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23. Book Review 13.

Education


The famous italian brand Gucci is sweeping the nation with its ethnic clothing line. They have recently partnered with UNICEF to send money to underprivileged children. So far, they have helped 7.5 million children living in poor conditions. Even more so, they have partnered with numerous hollywood celebrities! They have hollywood icons such as Rihanna, Blake Lively, Brad Pitt, and Rachel McAdams showing off their Gucci pride.

With summer coming around, Gucci-buyers can’t wait to get their hands on the new season! The name will be simply Spring 2000 and it was leaked yesterday on VOGUE magazine. And, if those want to look to the future; look to Gucci Winter 2000! RUNWAY VOGUE says that the entire collection will be carried by Ford's deft way with shapes and materials, which will allow an effortless creation of feeling that was modern and chic.

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CELEBRITY GOSSIP

The famous Jennifer Aniston, a star in a hit sitcom show called “Friends,” married Brad Pitt, an actor and a producer, on August 10, 2000. However, their relationship only lasted until 2005.

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On the other hand, Paris Hilton, model, actress, and businesswoman, was sent to jail for 45 days in 2007 for constantly driving with a suspended license. Hilton and her mother claimed that the judges just wanted to send her to jail because she is wealthy and famous, but she still served her time.

In 2007, Britney Spears got real about her anxiety, and realized herself that she needed help. Thankfully, she received the help she needed, and has recovered. Also, unfortunately, the beloved “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, passed away on June 25, 2009. Jackson was found in his home, dead, because he had an overdose. He was the best selling music artist the year of his death. His legacy and his work will continue to live on forever. (labeled for reuse)

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DOMESTIC

The 2000s started out with the election between George W. Bush and Axl Gore that divided the nation. The election was decided by the Electoral College and the Supreme Court. In the end, Bush won, but the election is still controversial. In 2001, the devastating September 11th terrorist attacks, or 9/11. The terrorist group, Al Qaeda flew American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This resulted in the twin towers collapsing. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the west wing of the Pentagon. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was supposed to go to Washington, D.C., but ended up crashing into a field in Pennsylvania after the passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.

AFFAIRS After 9/11, the traumatizing event, that changed America forever, lead to America declaring war on Afghanistan. The Bush Administration made a series of horrendous decisions in Afghanistan and Iraq, and spent billions on defense.

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Since 2002, the United States Armed Forces gradually rose its number of troops in Afghanistan. Around 80% of Americans believed that sending troops to Afghanistan was necessary. However, later, the citizens believed it was a mistake. Page 5


DOMESTIC

A F F A I R S (pt. 2)

In 2006, during the midterms, the

In 2009, the economy still remains poor. Few Americans had Democrats took control of Congress positive things to say about the again. In 2008, there was a large financial panic. Unemployment rose and economy. Also, the nation remained divided over the war in Afghanistan business activities declined. However, and health care reform. the country was thrilled with the new president, Barack Obama, the first African American president in the U.S.

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One of the most important and famous Supreme court case in U.S. history took place in 2008. It is called the District of Columbia v. Heller case. The Supreme Court decision that was five to four upheld a federal district ruling of a Washington D.C. law that banned handguns and required other firearms to be stored unloaded or locked up was unconstitutional, according to the Second Amendment.

Last but not least, another famous Supreme Court case that took place in 2010 was called Citizens United v. Federal Election Commision. The ruling was that they said political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, so the government cannot keep corporations and unions from spending money to support or denounce candidates in elections.

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FOOD: THE AD OF THE YEAR

Coca Cola was established in 1886, Atlanta, by John S. Pemberton. A syrup was created, mixed with carbonated water, and sold at his nearby pharmacy for 5 cents. From then on, Coca-Cola grew and spread as a globally famous soft-drink.

This advertisement was awarded one of the best of this year. The image is carefully designed to capture the eye and defy gravity. Looking at it is thirst quenching and provokes the urge to serve a cold glass of the classic, Coke.


OBAMA

BARACK A new era has sweeped the nation as the first ever black president has been elected into office. President Barack Obama, a hawaiian native, took the presidency from Mitt Romney in 2009 and just made his way into the Oval Office. During his campaign he had the promised that he would end the war with Iran and Afghanistan and delivered a massive healthcare shakeup - in which, most probably, would be his greatest achievement. In his campaign, he has a total of 533 promises to the American people. All we can do is hope he fufills them.

Other promises he made during his campaign were to close the detention facility in Guantanamo, create a prison-to-work incentive program, modeled on the Welfare-to-Work Partnership, to create ties with employers, third-party agencies that provide training and support services to exoffenders, and to improve ex-offender employment and job retention rates. Ultimately, President Obama has a lot of promises he has made, and hopefully he can keep all of them.

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After 10 long, wonderful, emotional, and beautiful years, arguably the most famous American television show comes to a close. Monica, Rachel, Joey, Ross, Chandler and Pheobe. Everybody knows and loves them. May 6, 2004 was the final day that a new episode would air. This last goodbye was an emotional piece of film, which many fans believe served the show justice. Though many new television series may come along, none will rival the once great show about 6 people who experience life as Friends.

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THE WAY

Although smoking has been integrated into our daily lives, studies have confirmed that it does give the individual lung cancer. And, Although current smoking prevalence is declining among adults in the United States, the decline is not occurring at a rate sufficient to meet national health objectives for 2010. Which is the end of the decade. Some conspirators say that the end of the decade will cause a major decline in health. But it is a conspiracy. Page 12

One of the national health objectives for 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults to <12% (objective 27.1a) (1). To assess progress toward this objective, CDC analyzed self-reported data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) sample Adult Core questionnaire and Cancer Control module. This report summarizes the findings of this analysis, which indicate that, in 2000, approximately 23.3% of adults were current smokers compared with 25.0% in 1993, reflecting a modest but statistically significant decrease in prevalence among U.S. adults. However, full implementation of comprehensive tobacco-control programs could help meet these objectives. Effective interventions include increasing the unit price of tobacco products, conducting sustained mass media campaigns, and increasing access to proven cessation treatments. Hopefully, if the hatred of smoking increases, we will me smoke free by 2015.

WE LIVED


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In 2004, Excelencia in Education is founded to foster higher education to Latino American students. The goal of Excelencia in Education is to increase the college graduation rate and to increase the number of degrees.

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In August of 2008, the Higher Education Act of 1965 is reauthorized. The Higher Education Act of 1965 intended to support the educational resources of the colleges and universities in America, as well as providing financial assistance to students in higher education.

The education levels in the United States increased tremendously from the 1900s. In the 2000s, 182.2 people aged 25 had an 80% rate of a high school diploma and at least 25% of them completed their bachelors degree. The average enrollment rate in school was approximately 72 million people. The graduation rate increased 7.9% from 2000 to 2009. Luckily, the dropout rate in 2000 was 11% and continued to decrease every year. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, students in school during that time changed their view on foreign people.

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CULTURE

In the 2000s, Hip Hop, Pop, and Rap were voted the most famous categories of music, in no particular order. Some of the famous artists that were heard everyday on radio were Alicia Keys, Kesha, Beyonce, and Kanye West. (labeled for reuse)

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Coffee was America’s most popular drink. It used to be served at night, usually, restaurants served it after a meal, but then people began to start drinking it in the morning. Also people began to drink a large cup of coffee, but before, people drank much smaller portions.

The percentage of obesity in the United States rose, so healthier cookbooks came out and more cooking channels appeared on television. Also after the movie “Supersize Me,” fast food restaurants began to add healthier items to their menu. (labeled for reuse)

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Grammy’s 2010 On January 31, 2010, the biggest annual music awards had everyone stunned. Hosted by Neil Young, the event satisfied the fans of some of the biggest singers. The record of the year was “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon. The best song of the year was very close including “You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift and Poker face” by Lady Gaga. Ultimately though, Beyonce, rightfully, won with her new hit song, “Single Ladies”. The best new artist was Zac Brown Band. Overall, these artists as well as The Black Eyed Peas, Katy perry, Adele, and Justin Timberlake were the biggest pop singers of the Page 17 year.


Super Bowl XLII This incredible game was held in the University of Phoenix Stadium. As the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Giants, and the New England Patriots faced each other in the ultimate sporting event of the year. The halftime show was a crowd pleaser starring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. In the end, February 3, 2008 marks the day in which the Giants took home the silver trophy leaving the patriots defeated.

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS American foreign policy in a Republican administration is going to refocus the United States on the national interest and the pursuit of key priorities. These tasks are to ensure that Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military can deter war, project power, and fight in defense of its interests if deterrence fails; to promote economic growth and political openness by extending free trade and a stable international monetary system to all committed to these principles, including in the western hemisphere, which has too often been neglected as a vital area of U.S. national interest;

to renew strong and intimate relationships with allies who share American values and can thus share the burden of promoting peace, prosperity, and freedom; to focus U.S. energies on comprehensive relationships with the big powers, particularly Russia and China, that can and will mold the character of the international political system; and to deal decisively with the threat of rogue regimes and hostile powers, which is increasingly taking the forms of the potential for terrorism and the development of weapons of mass destruction

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS (2) On September 11th, 2001 there was a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in New York City. The missions were started by al-Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist group. They performed their acts by hijacking 4 planes, killing the pilots and rendering the passengers helpless. The terrorists then flew the planes into the buildings at the World Trade Center in New York, causing the Twin Towers to collapse and major destruction of the Pentagon.

In total, 3,000 Americans lost their lives in this attack. The 9-11 attacks caused shock, fear, grief, sorrow, and anger to fill the hearts of many Americans. This event created extreme tension between America and Islamic nations, such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which was the birthplace of Osama Bin Laden, the man in charge of organizing the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

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District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008 After much controversial action, and years of negotiation, the supreme court has finally come to a verdict. They, in fact, will continue to allow the right to firearms in the home on account of its evident presence in the second amendment in the constitution of the United States of America. On a 5-4 ruling, the court has come to a consensus and the District of Columbia lost. We shall see the effects of this ruling in the years to come.

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Book Review The books of the year are the Harry Potter Series, written by J.K. Rowling. There are seven books in the series of the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, who are kids that go to a school of magic. This thrilling fiction series became New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best sellers and eventually came out with a series of movies that were a hit, producing hundreds of millions of dollars.

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