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(CNN Student News) -- January 9, 2009

Fill in the blank - The following sentences relate to events that were covered this week on CNN Student News. See if you can identify the missing element from each sentence. Write your answers in the space provided.

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1. Israeli troops launched a ground assault into the territory of __________ in response to rocket attacks from Hamas militants.

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2. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed __________ to fill the state's open U.S. Senate seat.

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3. A group of archaeologists uncovered evidence of an ancient Roman battlefield in the present-day country of _______.

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4. Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman is challenging the recount that named Democrat Al Franken the winner of the U.S. Senate race in the state of ____________.

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5. Hackers accessed the _________ accounts of several high-profile individuals, including President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez and Britney Spears.

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6. President George W. Bush hosted President-elect Barack Obama and three former U.S. presidents in an historic meeting at the ______________.

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7. The U.S. Secret Service's nickname for the president's limousine is __________.

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8. __________ was recently named the oldest person in the world.

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9. In a speech about the economy, ________________ stated that the current U.S. economic crisis is "due to an era of profound irresponsibility."

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10. A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the nation of _____________ near its capital, San Jose.

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