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(CNN Student News) -- February 19, 2009

1. What issue is at the center of an economic plan unveiled by President Barack Obama yesterday? What questions have some Republican lawmakers and political analysts raised about the plan?

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2. According to the segment: What is the estimated cost of the president's foreclosure plan? What two groups are being targeted by President Obama's plan? Approximately how many homeowners may be helped by the plan?

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3. According to the report, what are some ways that the foreclosure plan might help struggling homeowners? What other factors could impact the success of the plan, according to the expert featured in the report?

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4. Can you think of others ways that the federal government could help families who are struggling in the current economy? Explain.

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5. According to the program: How many additional U.S. forces are being sent to Afghanistan? Why has President Obama decided to deploy more troops to this region?

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6. According to the report: What is Task Force Spartan's mission in Afghanistan? What challenges has the unit faced regarding its mission?

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7. How have local Afghans responded to the presence of U.S. troops, based on the information in the segment?

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8. Do you think that the increased U.S. troop levels will have an impact on the situation in Afghanistan? Why or why not?

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9. What are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)? What are some examples of HBCUs?

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10. What accounts do the students featured in the report offer about their experiences at HBCUs? In your opinion, what might be the benefits of attending an HBCU?

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