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Ten Questions: Typhoon hits Philippines, Cabinet nominee gears up for Senate hearings

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(CNN Student News) -- December 4, 2006

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. What is a typhoon? Which country is currently recovering from the effects of Typhoon Durian?

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2. What types of damage did Durian cause?

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3. What are your thoughts and feelings regarding this news story? What challenges do you think lie ahead for the survivors of the typhoon?

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4. What is the international community doing to help with recovery efforts? In your view, what else can be done to help survivors in the Philippines?

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5. When is Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation expected to take effect? What action did Rumsfeld call for in a classified memo that was recently leaked to the press? Do you think that this memo is significant? Why or why not?

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6. For what post has Robert Gates been nominated, and who nominated him? What is the status of Gates' Senate confirmation hearings?

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7. According to the program: What are some of Gates' professional accomplishments? Why might he face difficult questions during the upcoming Senate hearings? If you were on the Senate Armed Services Committee, what questions would you want to ask Gates during the hearings, and why?

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8. What incident led French authorities to postpone a match between the Paris Saint Germain and Toulouse soccer teams?

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9. According to French magazine reporter Philippe Broussard, why does soccer hooliganism occur?

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10. According to the segment, how have French clubs, players and authorities responded to soccer-related violence? Do you think that this problem can be resolved? If so, how? If not, why not?

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