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(CNN Student News) -- January 7, 2009

1. According to the program, what challenges are facing the U.S. Congress as it begins its new session?

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2. In your opinion, what political issues, in addition to those discussed in the report, should be priorities for the 111th Congress? State your rationale.

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3. According to the segment, what is the status of the open U.S. Senate seats from Illinois and Minnesota?

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4. What do you think are the possible outcomes for the controversies surrounding both of these open Senate seats?

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5. What opinions do the students in Tony Harris's report express regarding college expenses?

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6. What are your educational plans after high school, if any? Have your plans changed in light of the current U.S. economic crisis? If so, how? If not, why not?

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7. According to the report: Which high-profile Twitter users were the victims of a recent hacker attack? How did these attacks take place?

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8. Why do you think that the hackers chose these specific accounts? In your opinion, what might the hackers hope to achieve by tampering with these accounts?

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9. What impact, if any, do you think that these attacks might have on the owners of these accounts and their use of Twitter? Do you think that the incident could have a widespread effect on the Twitter community? Why or why not?

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10. Do you use any social networking sites? If so, are you concerned about hackers accessing your account(s)? Why or why not? Do you take any precautions against these types of attacks? If so, what are they? If not, why not?

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