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(CNN Student News) -- April 28, 2009

1. What is the status of the current swine flu outbreak? Where did it begin? What details are known about the early stages of this outbreak?

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2. According to the program: What action did the World Health Organization take yesterday regarding the global swine flu outbreak? What is the significance of this action? What statement did President Barack Obama make about the outbreak?

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3. What is your opinion of public health authorities' response to the swine flu outbreak thus far? Are there any other steps that you think that these authorities could be taking? Explain your rationale.

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4. What is sharia law? What group is trying to impose sharia law in parts of Pakistan?

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5. According to the report: What are some of the provisions of sharia law? Why are some Pakistanis receptive to the sharia law practiced by the Taliban? What actions have the Taliban taken in areas that are under their control?

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6. In your opinion, how should the Pakistani government respond, if at all, to the Taliban's imposition of sharia law within the country? Explain.

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7. Who is Roxana Saberi? Why did she recently begin a hunger strike? What details are known about her legal case?

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8. What announcements has automaker General Motors made recently in response to its economic situation?

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9. What are some of the milestones in the history of Pontiac that are featured in the report? Do you think that there are any circumstances in which GM might revive the Pontiac brand? Why or why not?

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10. What effect do you think that GM's actions will have on its ability to weather the current recession? Explain.

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