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(CNN Student News) -- October 2, 2008

1. What is the status of the financial bailout bill on Capitol Hill? What are some of the new provisions in the Senate version of the bill, as outlined in the program?

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2. According to the report, what potential problems could occur if the current financial crisis continues?

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3. What questions do you have about today's report and the financial crisis in general?

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4. Who is the current vice president of the United States? According to the report: What are some of the key responsibilities of a U.S. vice president? What unique power does the vice president have in the Senate?

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5. Why do you think that many Americans may have a negative impression about the U.S. vice presidency? What is your opinion of this position?

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6. Who are the two vice presidential candidates in this year's presidential election? Are you planning on watching tonight's vice presidential debate? Why or why not? If you were moderating tonight's debate, what questions would you ask these candidates?

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7. Who is Steve Fossett? According to the program: What information is known about his mysterious disappearance? What new information related to his disappearance has been discovered? Do you think that authorities should continue to search for Fossett? Why or why not?

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8. In your view, is cigarette smoking a public health issue? Why or why not? Why do you think that so many people smoke cigarettes despite the associated health risks?

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9. How do you feel about cigarettes and the people who smoke them?

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10. In your opinion, how does the "Grim Reality" campaign compare with other anti-smoking efforts? Explain. What is your opinion of the "Grim Reality" campaign? Do you think that it will deter people from smoking? Why or why not? If not, can you think of another, more effective approach?

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