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(CNN Student News) -- March 10, 2009

1. What is a stem cell? What is unique about these cells? What types of stem cells are mentioned in the program?

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2. According to the program: Which types of stem cells have generated controversy regarding their use in scientific research? What issue is at the heart of this controversy?

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3. What action did President Barack Obama take regarding stem cell research yesterday? What are the potential implications of the president's action?

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4. According to the report: What are some of the potential benefits of stem cell research? What are some of the arguments critics present against embryonic stem cell research?

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5. What is your opinion of embryonic stem cell research? Do you think that the benefits of this work outweigh the criticisms? Explain your rationale.

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6. What bill have some Oregon lawmakers proposed regarding cyclists?

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7. According to the report: What are some of the potential uses for the proposed fees? What might be the benefits and drawbacks of this legislation for bike riders? How have some cyclists responded to the proposed legislation?

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8. In your opinion, should cyclists be required to pay additional fees to use public roads? Why or why not?

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9. According to the report: What well-known toy products are experiencing a comeback? Why are some toy companies reviving these products?

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10. In your opinion, can nostalgia be a successful sales strategy? Why or why not? Are there any toys from your childhood that you think will still be around when you reach adulthood? Explain.

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