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(CNN Student News) -- May 6, 2009

1. What world leader did President Barack Obama meet with yesterday?

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2. According to the segment: What issue is the top priority for these two leaders? What is the "two-state solution"? What statements has President Obama made regarding the two-state solution? What is the position of Israeli leaders on this issue?

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3. In your opinion, will the two-state solution, if enacted, lead to peace in the Middle East region? Why or why not?

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4. According to the report: What role does Iran play with regard to peace in the Middle East? What action is President Obama considering taking toward Iran? How have some critics responded to the president's position? In your opinion, should the U.S. engage in direct diplomacy with Iran? Why or why not?

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5. What is the goal of the financial "stress test" that federal officials have given to some U.S. banks?

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6. According to the report: What are the expected results of the stress test? What steps do economists say that banks need to take next, and why? What criticisms have been raised regarding the stress tests?

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7. Has the banking crisis affected you or anyone you know? If so, how? If not, why not?

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8. What recommendation have government officials made about closing schools in the wake of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus outbreak?

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9. What are some examples of Internet-based scams that have cropped up in the wake of the H1N1 outbreak? According to the report, how can people protect themselves from these types of Internet fraud?

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10. What do you think might be some efficient methods for alerting people about these Internet scams? Explain.

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