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(CNN Student News) -- May 20, 2009

1. What plan did President Barack Obama announce yesterday regarding the auto industry?

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2. According to the program: What fuel efficiency standards will cars and light trucks sold in the United States have to meet by 2016? What is the potential benefit of these proposed fuel efficiency standards? How are these proposed regulations expected to impact the price of cars?

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3. In your opinion, will the auto industry be able to meet the fuel efficiency standards by the 2016 deadline? Why or why not?

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4. What two vehicles did Melissa Long feature in her report? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each of the vehicles?

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5. Who do you think might be the target market for these electric vehicles? In your opinion, what impact might electric vehicles have on the U.S. auto industry in the near future?

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6. What statement did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make yesterday regarding U.S. aid for Pakistan?

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7. What do you think that Sec. Clinton means when she says that this assistance is "essential to the... security of the United States"? Do you agree with this assertion? Why or why not?

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8. What is the World Health Organization (WHO)?

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9. What has been the role of the WHO's Strategic Health Operations Center (SHOC) with regard to the H1N1 flu virus outbreak?

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10. How has your community responded to the H1N1 virus, if at all? Has your community been affected by this flu? Explain.

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