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(CNN Student News) -- April 16, 2009

1. What are the "tea party" protests that were held around the U.S. yesterday? In what cities were some of these tea parties held?

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2. According to the report: What are some of the goals of the tea parties? What statement did President Barack Obama make yesterday about federal taxes?

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3. Do you think that these tea party protests will encourage lawmakers to change federal tax policy? Why or why not?

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4. What details are known about a legal case in Saudi Arabia involving an eight-year-old girl's marriage to a 47-year-old man?

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5. According to the report: What statement has Saudi Arabia's top cleric made about child marriages? What is the current minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia?

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6. According to the segment: How have some international groups responded to the situation? What new law regarding child marriage has been proposed by the Saudi Minister of Justice?

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7. What is your reaction to this report? At what age do you think that someone is mature enough to enter into marriage? Explain your rationale.

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8. What is Paro? How does this invention work?

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9. According to the report: How is Paro being used in hospitals and nursing homes? What countries are planning to use Paro for its therapeutic capabilities? What might be some other potential benefits of Paro?

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10. What other uses can you think of, if any, for robots that have Paro's capabilities? Explain.

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