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January 6 2008 Current Events Newsletter

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Week in Headlines:
- Surprising Wins in Iowa Caucuses*
Barack Obama wins the Democratic caucus, beating out John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. Underdog Mike Huckabee beats early favorite, Mitt Romney.
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- Britney Spears Hospitalized
In the latest step toward her downward spiral, the former pop princess was carted off in an ambulance following a custody standoff on Thursday.
- Oil Futures Hit New Record
Oil surpassed $100 a barrel for the first time in history on Thursday.
- Violence in Kenya Continues
Violence following the election of Kenya’s opposition party continued last week. Nearly 300 people have been killed in the riots.
- New England Sets Record
The Patriots set a record for the first team to go 16-0 in a regular season. The previous regular-season record was held by the 1972 Miami Dolphins who went 14-0.

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Surprise Wins In Iowa Caucuses
Huckabee and Obama pull off shocking victories. Candidates now set their sights on New Hampshire primaries.

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