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December 28, 2008 7:00 PM

2008 was a year of firsts that was second to none

The theme for this year's year-end story is "first," a first. How many times did we hear the word in '08? First Gitmo trial. Pope Benedict's first visit to the U.S. as pontiff. First time a barrel of oil sold for $145. First prison time for O.J. And didn't it make you proud that the United States was the first big economic domino to fall? First time the market dropped by 777 points in a day. That's one that you remember.

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