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(CNN Student News) -- February 4, 2009

1. For what presidential Cabinet position was former Senator Tom Daschle nominated? What reason did he give for withdrawing his nomination? Who is Eric Holder, and what unique distinction does he hold?

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2. According to the segment: What type of provision are some lawmakers considering including in the economic stimulus plan? When has this type of provision been used in the past?

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3. Based on the information in the program: What are some lawmakers hoping that the Buy American provision will accomplish? What concerns has the U.S. Chamber of Commerce raised in response to the provision?

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4. What is your opinion of the proposed Buy American provisions? What impact, if any, do you think that these provisions might have on U.S. trade relations? Explain your rationale.

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5. According to the program, what is happening to the island nation of Tuvalu?

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6. Who is Shuichi Endo, and how is he attempting to raise awareness about the situation taking place on Tuvalu?

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7. What methods can you think of that have been used to raise awareness for a particular cause? Which of these methods, if any, would you consider to be successful? In your opinion, what factors can lead to the success or failure of an awareness campaign?

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8. If you were advising the government of Tuvalu, what action would you propose that it take in response to the nation's plight? What role, if any, do you think the international community should take with regard to Tuvalu?

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9. Who are some of the African-American aviation pioneers that are featured in the report? What are some of their accomplishments?

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10. What challenges did these aviators face? What challenges, if any, do you think might exist today for black aviators? Explain.

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