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(CNN Student News) -- January 6, 2009

1. What is the status of the conflict taking place in Gaza? What actions have Israeli forces and Hamas militants taken recently with regard to the situation?

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2. According to President Bush, what condition must be met before a cease-fire can be put in place? Do you think that his request is reasonable? Why or why not?

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3. According to the program: What proposal is President-elect Barack Obama expected to make regarding the U.S. economy? How have some lawmakers responded to this plan?

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4. According to the segment: What discovery did a group of archaeologists recently make in a forest in Germany? What information do these findings reveal about ancient Romans?

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5. In your opinion, what is the significance of this discovery? What impact, if any, do you think that it may have on modern life? State your rationale.

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6. Who is Kyle Maynard? What are some of his accomplishments?

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7. What challenges has Maynard faced throughout his life? How does he say that he has approached these challenges?

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8. If you were in Maynard's situation, do you think that you would have responded similarly? Explain.

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9. According to the program, what is the status of Ferrari sales at one Tampa Bay dealership? What reasons can you think of to explain these sales numbers?

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10. Can you think of other products that might be described as "recession-proof"? If so, what are they, and why do you think that they might enjoy this status?

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