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(CNN Student News) -- February 18, 2009

1. What is the status of the U.S. economic stimulus bill? What statement did President Barack Obama make regarding the stimulus package? What criticism did one Republican lawmaker make of the plan?

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2. According to the report, into what three categories will the stimulus plan be divided?

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3. Do you think that you or your family will benefit from the stimulus bill? If so, how? If not, why not?

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4. Who is Shahar Peer? Where was Peer planning to compete in a tennis tournament this week?

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5. According to the report: What reason have tournament officials given for Peer not being allowed entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? How has Peer reacted to the decision? What has been the reaction of other tennis players and fans?

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6. What is your opinion of Peer being barred from competing in the tournament? What action, if any, do you think that tennis officials should take against the UAE?

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7. According to the segment: What social networking site did surgeons use to provide real-time updates during a recent operation? What information did they transmit through the Web site?

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8. According to the report, what did the doctors hope to accomplish by using the social networking site during the surgery?

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9. Can you think of other professions that might use social networking sites to inform colleagues about new procedures, information and services? Explain.

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10. What action did a British rail station recently take with regard to kissing? What is your opinion of this decision?

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