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(CNN Student News) -- February 11, 2009

1. What is the status of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill? What is the next step for the stimulus bill?

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2. According to the program, how have Senate Republican leaders reacted to the stimulus package?

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3. In your opinion, will the House and Senate be able to reach a compromise on the stimulus bill by President Obama's stated deadline? Why or why not?

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4. According to the report, what concerns have some lawmakers raised about the possible, long-term impact of the economic stimulus bill?

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5. According to some economists, what might happen if the government does not take action on the economic crisis?

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6. What requirement does Sen. Byron Dorgan want to add to the stimulus package? Why does he believe that this provision is necessary? Do you agree with Sen. Dorgan's assertion? Explain your rationale.

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7. What happened to the Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday? According to some experts, what might have contributed to the Dow's move?

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8. Why did Dr. Carter G. Woodson select February for the event that would eventually become Black History Month?

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9. Who are some of the notable African-American performers highlighted in today's program? What are some of their unique achievements?

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10. What are some ways that you have celebrated Black History Month?

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