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(CNN Student News) -- April 9, 2009

1. What details are known about the attempted hijacking of a freighter ship off the coast of Somalia yesterday? How has the U.S. responded to the incident?

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2. According to the report: What are some of the tools and strategies that modern-day pirates use during ship hijackings?

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3. In your opinion, how should the international community respond to acts of piracy in international waters?

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4. What statement have Italian officials made about the reconstruction of L'Aquila, after a strong earthquake struck the town recently?

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5. According to the program, what are the Taliban's goals in Afghanistan?

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6. According to the report: What threats are U.S. military forces preparing for in southern Afghanistan? How has the U.S. military responded to the potential threats?

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7. According to the segment: What concerns have Pakistani officials raised regarding the U.S. military plans for southern Afghanistan? How do you think that the U.S. military should respond to the Pakistani concerns, if at all?

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8. Approximately how many text messages did Dena Christofferson send in one month? How much was Christofferson's cell phone bill due to her texting?

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9. According to the report: How did Christofferson's cell phone use affect her grades? What action did her parents take after receiving the phone bill?

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10. If you have a cell phone, how often do you use it for text messaging? Has your cell phone use had an impact on any aspect of your life? Explain.

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