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A quiet retirement seems unlikely for the restless, savvy and still-young former president
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How the Clinton presidency performed in the global arena
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Compare key world events with important moments during the Clinton administration
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Americans from all walks of life comment on how they fared during the Clinton years

2000
  CLINTON ADMINISTRATION   WORLD EVENTS
January 27
Clinton gives his final State of the Union address, saying the country is "as strong as we have ever been."

April 13
Clinton rules out a pardon for himself from his successor.

May 24
The House votes to normalize trade relations with China.

June 3-4
Clinton visits new Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

August 3
George W. Bush accepts Republican nomination for president, declaring, "They have not led. We will."

August 14
Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention that nominates Gore for president.

August 25-29
Clinton visits Africa, accompanied by his daughter Chelsea.

September 20
Independent counsel Robert Ray closes the 6-year Whitewater investigation, clearing Clinton and his wife Hillary of criminal wrongdoing.

November 7
Hillary Clinton wins Senate seat from New York.

November 16
Clinton visits Vietnam for three days, the first such trip by a U.S. president since 1969.

June
A federal judge rules on June 7 that Microsoft violated U.S. antitrust laws by using its monopoly power to stifle its competition.

June
Leaders of North Korea and South Korea meet on June 13 in a historic summit.

Scientists on June 26 announce mapping of the human genome.

After a seven months of wrangling over his welfare, young shipwreck victim Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba on June 28.

August
Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sinks August 12 in the Barents Sea with 118 on board. There are no survivors.

October
Popular uprising in Serbia leads to the removal of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic from power.

September-December
Violence erupts between Israelis and Palestinians; hundreds are killed.

December
U.S. presidency is decided December 12 by the U.S. Supreme Court more than a month after Election Day, with George W. Bush getting an Electoral College majority but not a popular vote majority.


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