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(CNN Student News) -- April 13, 2009

1. Who is Richard Phillips? What incident occurred to Phillips and his crew recently?

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2. What has been the resolution of the incident involving Phillips? In your opinion, what should be the fate of the captured pirate?

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3. What holiday did Christians around the world celebrate yesterday? What statement did Pope Benedict XVI make during a ceremony at the Vatican?

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4. What natural disaster struck parts of Oklahoma and Texas recently?

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5. According to the program: What have been some of the effects of the wildfires? How have some of the residents reacted to the fires?

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6. In your opinion, what might be the short-term and long-term effects of these wildfires for the survivors? What emotions do you think that they will experience in the weeks and months ahead?

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7. What is the function of a levee?

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8. According to the segment: What technology is being developed to patch broken levees? How does this technology work? What is the cost of the technology? In your opinion, what might be the benefits and drawbacks of this new technology? Explain your rationale.

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9. What is a tax? What are some different kinds of taxes?

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10. What federal programs mentioned in the report receive the most tax money? In your opinion, what programs, other than those mentioned in the segment, should be given priority with regard to funding from tax dollars?

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