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(CNN Student News) -- April 21, 2009

1. Who is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? At what global conference did he speak recently?

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2. According to the report: What were some of the remarks made by Ahmadinejad? How did some members of the audience react to his speech?

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3. According to the program, what reason did the U.S. give for boycotting the U.N. anti-racism conference? What is your opinion of the U.S.'s decision not to attend the conference?

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4. According to U.S. military officials, what is the status of the war in Afghanistan?

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5. According to the report: What are some of the challenges U.S. troops in Afghanistan will likely face in the coming weeks and months? How is U.S. President Barack Obama responding to the situation in Afghanistan? In your opinion, how should the United States measure success or failure in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan? Explain.

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6. What are some of the features of a new line of bicycles designed by Electric Motion Systems? What do you think are the potential benefits and drawbacks of the bicycle featured in the report?

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7. Would you want to own one of these bikes? Why or why not?

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8. In what ways, if any, are you planning to celebrate Earth Day?

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9. Who was Cleopatra? What are some theories mentioned in the report regarding the location of her burial? What evidence exists that a recently discovered tomb may belong to Cleopatra?

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10. If you could make a discovery about one moment in time, what historical event would you study? Why would you select this particular event?

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