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(CNN Student News) -- February 5, 2009

1. According to the program: What legislation is the U.S. Senate currently debating? What is the approximate cost of this bill?

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2. What are some examples used in the report to explain the concept of a trillion dollars? Why do you think that this concept might be difficult to grasp?

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3. Have you ever had to explain a concept that might be difficult for others to understand? If so, what methods did you use, and were they successful? Explain.

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4. Who are the Taliban? In what countries is this group currently operating?

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5. According to the report: What demand did the Taliban recently make of some bus drivers in northwest Pakistan? How did the bus drivers' union respond to the demand?

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6. In your opinion, what might the bus drivers' action indicate about the Taliban's influence in the region?

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7. What action, if any, do you think that the Pakistani government should take against the Taliban? Explain your rationale.

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8. What injury did religion teacher Mike Martin suffer 40 years ago? How has the injury affected his daily life?

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9. What device did engineering students at Martin's school recently create? In what ways has the device helped Martin?

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10. Can you think of other inventions that help the disabled? If so, what are they and what benefits do they provide to the disabled?

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