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(CNN Student News) -- March 19, 2008

1. According to the program, what constitutional issue is the U.S. Supreme Court currently considering?

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2. How do Shelly Parker's and Elilta Habtu's views on gun control differ? To what extent do you think that a person's life experience might impact his or her position on gun control? Explain.

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3. Do you think that the Supreme Court's ruling on this issue could impact the 2008 U.S. presidential election? If so, how? If not, why not?

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4. What is the Dow Jones industrial average (Dow)? What milestone did the Dow reach yesterday? In your view, to what extent is an increase or decrease in the Dow significant?

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5. What event prompted the FAA to take additional precautions to make sure that airlines meet certain safety standards? What are your thoughts regarding the FAA's actions? Does this impact your feelings about flying? If so, how? If not, why not?

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6. What is unusual about the dinosaur fossil that is featured in the program? Why do you think that many people are interested in dinosaurs?

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7. Who is Maya Lin? What are some of her professional accomplishments? Can you think of other female artists who CNN Student News should profile for Women's History Month? If so, who are they, and for what accomplishments should they be recognized?

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8. Who is Wajeha Al-Huwaider and how did she mark International Women's Day? What are your thoughts regarding Al-Huwaider's actions?

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9. Do you think that Saudi officials should respond to the petition that was signed by Al-Huwaider and 125 other women? If so, how? If not, why not?

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10. In the segment, Egyptian columnist Mona Eltahawy asserts that blogs and social networking sites will bring about tremendous change in the Arab world in the years ahead. What do you think that she means? Do you agree with her assertion? State your rationale.

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