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(CNN Student News) -- January 15, 2009

1. What is the significance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average? What happened to the Dow Jones Average yesterday? According to experts, what led to this activity for the Dow?

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2. Has the current U.S. economic crisis affected your life in any way? Explain.

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3. According to the program, what parts of the U.S. are experiencing severe winter weather? How long do experts predict that this weather will last?

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4. Do you live in an area that is prone to extreme weather? If so, what activities, if any, do you curtail during these events? Explain.

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5. According to the program, how many people are expected to attend President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration?

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6. According to the report: What are some of the challenges that large crowds, like those expected for the inauguration, can present? How are Washington, D.C. officials preparing to handle the crowds?

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7. If you had the opportunity, would you want to attend next week's presidential inauguration? Why or why not? If you are planning to attend the event, what preparations have you made, if any?

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8. What opinions do the students featured in Tony Harris's report express regarding race relations in America?

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9. Do you agree with any of their views? If so, which ones and why?

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10. In your opinion, what is the status of race relations in America? What impact, if any, do you think that Barack Obama's presidency might have on race relations? Explain.

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