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(CNN Student News) -- October 8, 2008

1.Where did last night's debate between presidential candidates Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama take place? What was the format of this debate? What were some of the issues that were addressed?

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2. What political issues are most important to you? If you were given the opportunity to participate in last night's debate, what questions might you have asked the candidates? How do you think that the candidates might have responded to these questions?

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3. Has a debate ever influenced your opinion of a presidential or vice presidential candidate? If so, how? If not, why not? In your opinion, how relevant have debates been in this year's presidential election process?

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4. According to the program: What happened to the Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday? How much money has been lost in the stock market during the last week? Do you know anyone who is being impacted by the current financial crisis? If so, how?

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5. According to the segment, how might the current financial crisis impact retailers and consumers during the 2008 holiday season?

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6. Do you think that it's possible to have an enjoyable holiday season if money is tight? State your rationale. What types of holiday gifts might people give that don't cost a lot of money?

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7. What are some of the physical and psychological benefits of exercise mentioned in the program? Can you think of other examples? According to the report, what new exercise guidelines has the U.S. government suggested for teens and adults? What do you think is the aim of these new guidelines?

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8. Do you exercise? Why or why not? If so, what type of exercise do you do, and how often? Based on the information in the report, how does your exercise regime compare to the new exercise guidelines? What, if anything, might you do differently to comply with the new guidelines?

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9. How did Hurricane Ike impact Galveston, Texas? According to the segment, why was the recent football game between Ball High School and Clear Creek High School significant for the Ball High School community?

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10. In your view, what lessons, if any, can be learned from this news story?

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