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(CNN Student News) -- April 21, 2008

1. According to the report, what demands has the Iraqi government made of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr? How has al-Sadr responded to the government's ultimatum?

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2. In your view, can this situation be resolved peacefully? State your rationale.

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3. Who is Condoleezza Rice? What are some of her professional accomplishments? Why is she visiting the Middle East? According to the segment, what is Rice's position on the current fighting in Iraq?

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4. What stops did Pope Benedict XVI make on Sunday during the last day of his trip to the United States? Why do you think that the pope chose to visit Ground Zero?

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5. If you could have planned the pope's itinerary for his U.S. trip, what places would you have wanted him to visit and why?

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6. How do the students featured in the segment feel about traveling to see the pope? If you had the opportunity, would you want to see the pope in person? Why or why not?

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7. What is the Mitchell Report? According to the players and fans featured in the segment, how has the Mitchell Report impacted Major League Baseball?

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8. Has your opinion of professional baseball changed as a result of the Mitchell Report? If so, how? If not, why not?

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9. In general, what are your views on the use of performance-enhancing substances in professional sports?

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10. Who is Danica Patrick? What feat did she recently achieve in Japan? Do you think that this accomplishment is significant? Why or why not?

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