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(CNN Student News) -- May 27, 2009

1. Whom has President Barack Obama selected to fill the upcoming vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court? What legislative body has the power to confirm President Obama's nominee?

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2. According to the program: What is the historical significance of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination? What are some of Judge Sotomayor's qualifications? What statements have supporters and critics made regarding her nomination?

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3. What is the role of the judicial branch of the United States government? What are some issues mentioned in the program that have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court? In what ways, if any, have the decisions of the court affected your life? Explain.

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4. What statements have North Korea's neighboring countries made regarding the nation's recent nuclear test?

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5. According to the report: What is the status of the relationship between China and North Korea? How has China responded to past international incidents regarding North Korea?

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6. What action, if any, do you think that North Korea will take next with regard to its nuclear program and the international community's response to it? Explain.

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7. According to the segment, why have officials in Hardin, Montana offered to house military detainees currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?

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8. According to the report, how have some Hardin residents reacted to the proposal?

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9. In your opinion, what are the potential benefits and drawbacks for Hardin of housing the military detainees? Do you think that the town should accept the detainees if the U.S. government agrees to transfer them there?

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10. How would you respond if your town considered housing military detainees in a local prison? Explain.

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