(CNN Student News) -- October 10, 2013
CNN Student News goes global to start Thursday's show, covering stories from Egypt, Syria and Brazil. Then, we discuss President Obama's Federal Reserve chair nominee, who would be the first woman to lead the country's central bank if she's confirmed. Plus, we examine the possible ripple effects of the U.S. government hitting its debt ceiling.
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1. The U.S. suspended some of the military aid it gives to what North African nation, due to unrest there?
2. Who is the current head of the Federal Reserve Bank? Who has been nominated to replace him?
3. According to the report, what might be some of the consequences if the debt ceiling isn't raised and the U.S. defaults on its debt?
1. Why do you think that Syria has cooperated with U.N. inspectors regarding that country's chemical weapons? What might be some of the challenges of verifying that a country's chemical weapons are destroyed?
2. What factors might turn a peaceful demonstration into a violent protest? In your view, does the nature of a protest (i.e. violent or nonviolent) affect how the public views an issue? If so, how? If not, why not?
3. What do you think might be some of the challenges of understanding the role of the Federal Reserve? What questions might the U.S. Senate ask President Obama's nominee for Federal Reserve chair? On what criteria might senators base their decision on whether to confirm her?
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