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(CNN Student News) -- March 12, 2009

1. What information is known about separate shooting rampages that occurred in Alabama and Germany recently? What is your reaction to these incidents?

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2. How have some people in Northern Ireland reacted to recent attacks on authorities in the region? Who has claimed responsibility for these attacks? What has been the government's response to the attacks? What is the suspected motive behind the violence in Northern Ireland?

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3. What natural disaster struck the capital of Saudi Arabia yesterday? What were some of the effects of this event?

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4. Who are Jorge Aguirre and Emilio Gutierrez, and why do they say that their lives are being threatened?

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5. According to the report: Who do Aguirre and Gutierrez say is threatening them? How have they reacted to the situation? How have Mexican officials responded to the men's claims?

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6. According to the segment: What is the current trend in the number of Mexican citizens seeking asylum in the U.S.? Approximately what percent of those seeking asylum are able to obtain refuge in the U.S.? What do you think might be the implications for Mexican citizens who are denied asylum by the U.S.?

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7. In your opinion, should the American government play a role in monitoring and controlling violence along the U.S. border with Mexico? Why or why not? If so, what role should the U.S. play?

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8. According to the report, what well-known political figures are being featured in a new comic book series?

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9. What has been the response to these new comic books? What opinions are offered in the report about the possible benefits of these comic books?

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10. What other subjects, if any, might you be interested in reading about in comic books? Do you think that presenting information in comic book form might increase interest in subjects for readers? Explain.

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