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(CNN Student News) -- May 14, 2009

1. What decision has President Obama made regarding photos of military prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan? What do these photos allegedly show? How has the American Civil Liberties Union responded to the president's decision?

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2. What explanation did the president offer for the reversal of his earlier decision to release these pictures? Do you agree or disagree with his decision? State your rationale.

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3. In what country is the village of Niwari located? Why are the people of this village angry at their politicians? What evidence supports their claim that the road to their village is dangerous?

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4. How do people in Niwari typically show their support for their favorite political parties during an election? What actions are they taking this year to show their displeasure with elected officials?

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5. Do you agree or disagree with the villagers' approach to their road problem? Do you think that their actions will draw attention to the road, or do you think that they should use the political process to get their point across? Explain.

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6. What is the focus of the current mission of the shuttle Atlantis? How long is this trip expected to last? What minor problem has a post-launch survey indicated about the shuttle's exterior?

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7. Why is competition for summer jobs especially tough this year? Why are many adults applying for summer jobs traditionally staffed by teens?

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8. How is the adult job applicant pool helping companies that are hiring summer employees? Why is it bad news for teens?

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9. According to the report, what are some ways that teens can increase their chances of getting summer jobs?

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10. Are you looking for a summer job? If so, what will you do to help yourself stand out among other applicants?

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