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'''Recent Daily Debate Digest Topics:''' '''Recent Daily Debate Digest Topics:'''
-*'''[[Debate:Laser pointers, ban on| Laser pointers, ban on]]''' - Sould governments completely ban laser pointers? - Posted June 17th, 2008.+*'''[[Debate:Laser pointers, ban on| Laser pointers, ban on]]''' - Should governments completely ban laser pointers? - Posted June 17th, 2008.
*'''[[Debate:Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples| Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples]]''' - Should gay couples be given the same legal rights as heterosexuals in adopting children? - Posted June 15th, 2008. *'''[[Debate:Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples| Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples]]''' - Should gay couples be given the same legal rights as heterosexuals in adopting children? - Posted June 15th, 2008.
*'''[[Debate:Funding for space exploration| Funding for space exploration]]''' - Should governments prioritize spending on the exploration of space? - Posted June 13th, 2008. *'''[[Debate:Funding for space exploration| Funding for space exploration]]''' - Should governments prioritize spending on the exploration of space? - Posted June 13th, 2008.

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