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(CNN Student News) -- December 2, 2008

1. What types of attacks recently occurred in Mumbai, India? According to the report, why have tensions increased between India and Pakistan following these attacks?

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2. In your view, how might the sole, surviving attacker impact relations between India and Pakistan?

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3. What challenges do you think that investigators in India might face in the coming weeks? What role, if any, do you think that the international community should play in the investigation? State your rationale.

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4. For what Cabinet position has Sen. Hillary Clinton been nominated? Why do you think that President-elect Barack Obama nominated Clinton?

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5. What types of questions do you think that Clinton might face during her Senate confirmation hearings? What questions would you want to ask Clinton if you were participating in these hearings?

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6. Who are some of the other people that Obama has nominated to be part of his national security team? What are your thoughts regarding these nominees?

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7. What announcement did the National Bureau of Economic Research make yesterday regarding the state of the U.S. economy?

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8. Do you think that this announcement will impact U.S. consumers and businesses? If so, how? If not, why not?

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9. According to the report, what options do budget-minded holiday shoppers have for buying gifts? Of these options, which appeals to you the most, and why?

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10. What types of gifts, if any, are you planning on giving this year? Can you think of a handmade gift that you would like to receive? If so, what is it, and why?

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