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(CNN Student News) -- December 3, 2008

1. What agreement have the heads of GM, Ford and Chrysler made regarding their salaries? What is your opinion of this agreement? What impact, if any, do you think that it will have on a possible congressional bailout for the U.S. auto industry?

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2. What do you think are some of the arguments for and against having the U.S. federal government subsidize GM, Ford and Chrysler so that they don't go out of business? In your opinion, should the U.S. government provide financial assistance to these automakers? State your rationale.

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3. What U.S. state held a Senate runoff election yesterday? Why do you think that this race was watched so closely?

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4. What pledge did President-elect Barack Obama make to the National Governors Association yesterday? In your opinion, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks of the U.S. federal government providing economic assistance to the states? Explain.

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5. According to the report: What is the connection between the White House and slaves? How did Michelle Obama feel when she learned that her great, great grandfather worked as a slave on a rice plantation in South Carolina? How do you think that you would feel if you were in Mrs. Obama's shoes?

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6. In your view, what are the racial implications of Mr. Obama's presidency? If you could write a letter to a former American slave about the current status of race relations in the United States, what message would you want to convey?

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7. According to the report, what possible evidence of life was found on Mars in 2004?

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8. In your opinion, what action, if any, should NASA take in response to this discovery?

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9. Do you think that there is life on other planets? Explain.

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10. What unique example of holiday regifting is featured in the show? Do you or your family have any unique holiday traditions? If so, what are they?

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