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(CNN Student News) -- March 5, 2009

1. What is the goal of the housing plan that President Barack Obama launched yesterday? Approximately how many homeowners might be helped by this program? How much will the president's plan cost?

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2. According to the report: Which homeowners are being targeted by the president's plan? How will the plan assist these home buyers? What criticisms have been raised regarding the plan?

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3. What is your opinion of the president's foreclosure plan?

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4. Where is Darfur located? What is the status of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur?

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5. What crimes has the International Criminal Court (ICC) charged against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in connection with the crisis in Darfur? How has the Sudanese government responded to the charges?

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6. According to the report: What has been the global reaction to the ICC's action? What challenges does the ICC face in bringing al-Bashir to trial?

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7. What role, if any, do you think that the international community should play in bringing al-Bashir to trial? Explain.

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8. What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? How has the Dow performed recently?

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9. According to the report: Why are some people obsessed with the recent performance of the Dow? What advice regarding the Dow do some experts offer to Americans who are concerned about the economy?

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10. Have you been following the performance of the Dow? Will the information in this segment change how closely you follow the Dow and other economic indicators? Why or why not?

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