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(CNN Student News) -- May 5, 2009

1. What proposals did President Barack Obama announce yesterday regarding corporate tax laws? What does he say are the potential benefits of these proposed changes? How have some critics responded to the president's plan?

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2. In your opinion, how might President Obama's proposed tax law changes affect American corporations? Explain.

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3. What is significant about New York's Saint Francis Preparatory School with regard to the H1N1 (swine) flu virus? What statement did the school's principal make regarding its reopening? What emotions have some of the school's students expressed about resuming classes in the wake of the outbreak?

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4. How would you feel about returning to class if your school had endured a similar situation?

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5. According to the report: What is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) role with regard to the current H1N1 flu outbreak? What actions are CDC employees taking to learn more about this virus? What is the expected progression of the outbreak over the coming months?

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6. What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of working in the public health field? Would you want to work at the CDC? Why or why not?

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7. What is a social networking site? What are some examples of social networking sites?

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8. Who is Doreen Marino? According to the report: Why was she fired from her job in 2006? What statement did Marino's employer make regarding the reasons for her termination? What action has Marino taken against her former employer? Why has Marino taken this action?

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9. In your opinion, was Marino's termination fair? Why or why not? What do you think will be the outcome of her lawsuit against the restaurant owner? Explain.

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10. Do you think that conversations that take place on social networking sites should be considered private by the courts? Explain.

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