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(CNN Student News) -- October 21, 2008

1. According to the program, what action is the U.S. Congress thinking about taking to help the economy? What are your thoughts about this plan?

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2. According to a new CNN poll, what is the status of the 2008 U.S. presidential race? In your opinion, how should these poll results be interpreted?

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3. According to CNN's Frank Sesno, what examples suggest that polling numbers can shift late in a U.S. presidential race? Based on the information in the segment, what advice might you give each of the current presidential candidates as they begin the last weeks of the race?

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4. What role do you think that polls play during a U.S. presidential race for the candidates, the media and the voters? If you were voting in this year's presidential election, do you think that poll results would impact your choice of candidate? If so, how? If not, why not?

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5. According to the segment, how widespread is truancy among students in DeKalb County, Georgia? What problems do you think that truancy poses for students and their community?

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6. What is DeKalb County Solicitor General Robert James doing to address the problem of truancy in DeKalb County schools? What inspired him to take this action?

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7. Why do you think that truancy occurs? What is your opinion of Operation Back to School? Can you think of other ways to address DeKalb County's truancy problem? If so, what are they?

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8. Who is Shigeru Miyamoto? What are some of the products that he has designed? How does he feel about launching new video games in the current economic climate?

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9. What is Miyamoto's opinion of violent video games? What is the T3 representative's view on this issue? What is your view?

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10. Do you play video games? If so, which ones, and why? If you could design a video game, what type of game would you create?

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