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(CNN Student News) -- April 22, 2008

1. What U.S. state is holding presidential primaries today? Prior to today's contests, when did the most recent round of presidential primaries take place? In your opinion, what impact if any, will the length of time between primaries have on today's contests?

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2. What two Democratic candidates remain in the presidential race? According to the report, why is today's Democratic primary significant for these candidates?

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3. Who is the presumptive Republican nominee? Why do you think that he chose to visit the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama yesterday? Do you think that this candidate's current campaign efforts will impact the outcome of the U.S. presidential election? If so, how? If not, why not?

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4. Who is Curtis Richardson? What steps have Richardson and his students taken to clean up a polluted stretch of creek that flows through the Duke University campus?

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5. Can you think of other examples of eco-friendly solutions to environmental problems?

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6. What is the goal of Earth Day? What, if anything, are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?

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7. According to the segment, how many skateboarders visit ERs every year to get treated for skating-related injuries? Who was Tommy Michalson and how did he die? In your view, what lessons can be learned from his passing?

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8. Why do you think that some skateboarders choose not to wear helmets?

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9. Who is Tony Hawk? What impact, if any, do you think that Hawk will have on getting skateboarders to wear helmets?

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10. To what extent do you think that videogames influence a skateboarder's decision about whether or not to wear a helmet? In your opinion, should the makers of these videogames be required to depict their virtual skateboarders wearing helmets? State your rationale.

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