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(CNN Student News) -- August 27, 2009

Media Literacy Questions of the Day
How much coverage do you think that news broadcasts should devote to stories about famous figures who have recently passed away?

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Do you think that the media is obligated to portray both the positive and negative aspects of a person's life? Explain your rationale.

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Sen. Edward Kennedy
How would you describe the legacy of Sen. Edward Kennedy?

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Have the federal acts championed by Sen. Kennedy affected your life? If so, how?

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What impact, if any, do you think that Kennedy's passing will have on the U.S. Senate?

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New Home Sales
Do you think that the recent increase in new home sales will affect other sectors of the U.S. economy? If so, which ones and how? If not, why not?

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New Orleans Economy
Why do you think that businesses are attracted to New Orleans at the present time?

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How long do you think that it will take for New Orleans to fully recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina? Explain.

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Would you want to move to New Orleans to help in the redevelopment efforts? If so, what role would you want to play in those efforts?

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High-Tech Helmet
Do you think that it should be mandatory that high school football players wear heat sensors during practice?

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In your opinion, do the potential benefits of the helmets fitted with heat sensors outweigh the cost of the devices? Explain.

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