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George W. Bush (July 6, 1946 to present)) 43rd Vice President of the United States

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You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on. — George W. Bush

Dick Cheney (Jan. 30, 1941 to present) 46th Vice President of the United States

World events

•  Several European newspapers reprint controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, sparking outrage and rioting for weeks. •  Iran refuses access to U.N. inspectors. Many worry over Iran’s intent to build a nuclear bomb.

•  Iran tests missiles capable of reaching Israel. •  Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust ever existed. •  Saddam Hussein is charged and found

guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging. •  Sydney, Australia’s temperature hits 113 degrees. •  Tsunami strikes the Indonesian island of Java, killing 300. •  North Korea declares it has carried out its first test of a nuclear weapon, becoming the world’s 9th nuclear power. •  Italy wins the World Cup in Germany,

defeating France.

U.S. news

•  California suffers worst heat wave in recent history with temperatures reaching 115 and lasting for a two week period. •  Zacarias Moussaoui convicted of conspiring to kill Americans as part of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. •  Tornado outbreak affects Iosa, Indiana, Missouri. •  U.S. Energy Dept.

releases a report saying there are about a trillion barrels worth of oil in the form of oil reserves in the Green River basin. •  President Bush acknowledges secret CIA prisons around the world outside of U.S. legal jurisdiction. •  Eight U.S. seaports sold to Middle East. •  6.6 magnitude earthquake hits Hawaii. •  Two major E-Coli breakouts caused by fresh spinach and lettuce affects 500 people. •  One-day boycott on April 10 of U.S. schools and businesses by one million immigrants, both legal and illegal.

Technology

•  The one billionth song is purchased from iTunes. •  Nintendo releases the Wii with the MSRP of $249.99. •  Google purchases YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. •  Pluto is downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet by the IAU.

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Sports

•  Super Bowl XL: Steelers defeated the Seahawks 21-10 •  NBA Finals: Miami Heat over the Dallas Mavericks

Popular films

•  The Departed •  Babel •  Letters from Iwo Jima •  The Queen •  The Pursuit of Happyness •  The Devil Wears Prada •  Underworld: Evolution

Popular musicians

•  Mariah Carey •  Beyonce •  Ne-Yo •  INXS •  The Pussycat Dolls •  Nine Inch Nails •  Coldplay

Popular songs

•  Bad Day, Daniel Powter •  Temperature, Sean Paul •  Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado •  You’re Beautiful, James Blunt •  Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira •  Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield •  Crazy, Gnarls Barkley •  Ridin’, Chamillionaire •  Sexyback, Justin Timberlake •  Grillz, Nelly

Above right: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. Left: Taylor Dior, Suri Cruise, Kingston Rossdale, Jake Vaughn.

Popular television

•  Malcom in the Middle •  The Weakest Link •  Yes, Dear •  The Simpsons •  24 •  Fear Factor •  Law & Order: Criminal Intent •  Pop Idol •  Smallville •  The Amazing Race •  The Bernie Mac Show •  American Idol •  CSI: Miami •  The Bachelor •  Without a Trace •  Arrested Development •  Cold Case •  NCIS •  The O.C. •  Two and a Half Men •  CSI New York •  Desperate Housewives •  Grey’s Anatomy •  The Apprentice •  Everybody Hates Chris •  Family Guy •  My Name is Earl

•  Income per year $46,326 •  Minimum wage $5.15 •  New House $395,000 •  Rent $900 •  Car $28,451 •  Gallon of gas $2.20 •  Loaf of bread $2.79 •  Dozen eggs $1.21 •  Gallon of milk $2.24 •  First-class stamp 32¢

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