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(CNN Student News) -- May 4, 2009

1. What is the status of the H1N1 (swine) flu outbreak?

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2. According to the report: What actions are some school districts taking as a result of this outbreak? What recommendations did Education Secretary Arne Duncan announce recently regarding school closures?

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3. If your school closed for two weeks, what actions, if any, would you want your school district to take to minimize the effects of the closure on your education? Explain.

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4. According to the program, what statement did Congressman Ron Paul make recently about the H1N1 outbreak? Do you agree with his comments? Why or why not?

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5. Who is David Souter? What decision did he announce recently?

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6. According to the program: Who will nominate Souter's replacement? How is Souter's replacement likely to affect the balance of the U.S. Supreme Court?

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7. In what ways, if any, do you think that the decisions of the Supreme Court affect your life? Do you think that Justice Souter's replacement will impact you in any way? Why or why not?

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8. Where is Lahore? What are some features of the city, as described in the program?

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9. According to the report: What actions have Taliban militants taken in Lahore recently? How have the police in Lahore reacted to the Taliban's actions? How have some residents of Lahore responded to the actions of the Taliban in Pakistan?

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10. Do you think that the activities featured in the report (e.g., protests, music) will be effective in raising awareness among Pakistan's residents of the threat of the Taliban? Why or why not?

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