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(CNN Student News) -- March 20, 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. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of ______________, is Africa's first and only female president.

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2. According to the U.S. government, any company with ______________ employees or fewer is considered a small business.

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3. NASA's _____________ program, which will succeed the space shuttle program, aims to take a four-man capsule to the moon by 2020.

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4. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would tax ___________ percent of bonus payments made to employees who earn more than $250,000, if their company received more than $5 billion in federal bailout funds.

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5. David Holmes is employed as a(n) ___________, where he uses rap music to disseminate safety information.

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6. The term __________ refers to the total value of all goods and services produced in a country during a given year.

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7. The space shuttle __________ delivered the final parts for a solar power system to the international space station.

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8. According to a new CNN Opinion Research poll, ________________ is the biggest economic issue for Americans.

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9. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is threatening to execute ____________________ as spies or hold them in exchange for the release of Taliban fighters.

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10. U.S. government officials have raised concerns about $165 million in employee bonuses paid out by insurance giant ____________, which the company says it was legally required to pay.

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