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(CNN Student News) -- September 30, 2008

1. According to the program: What action did the U.S. House of Representatives take yesterday regarding the financial bailout bill? How did this action impact the stock market?

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2. Why do you think that the stock market responded in this way?

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3. How do you think that Congress' decision regarding the bailout bill will impact consumers?

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4. Where is the country of Somalia located? According to the report, what act of piracy recently occurred off the coast of Somalia?

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5. What image comes to mind when you think of the word "pirate"? How do the pirates depicted in the report compare to that image?

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6. According to the segment: Why do some experts believe that the problem of piracy is prevalent in Somalia? What has been the international response to acts of piracy in the region? In your opinion, how should the Ukrainian government respond to the pirates that have captured their vessel?

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7. Where in Canada is Nova Scotia located? According to the report, how did Hurricane Kyle impact this Canadian province?

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8. According to the program, how prevalent is prescription drug abuse among U.S. teens? Does this statistic surprise you? Why or why not?

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9. What is the aim of the "Not in My House" program? What is your view of this program? Do you think that it can be effective? Why or why not?

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10. Why do you think that some teens abuse prescription drugs? What would you do if someone you knew were abusing prescription drugs?

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