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(CNN Student News) -- September 22, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you had the opportunity to produce a ten-minute news program, what stories would you select, what order would you put them in, and why?

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Suspects in Court

What are the latest developments in the U.S. Justice Department's investigation into an alleged plan to set off explosive devices somewhere in the U.S.?

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U.S. Troop Levels

What warning has Gen. Stanley McChrystal offered about the war in Afghanistan?

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Do you think that President Barack Obama should deploy additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan? On what information should he base his decision?

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If you were a manager in a newsroom, under what circumstances would you publish or hold back information that was leaked by a source? What methods could you use to verify the leaked information?

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Southeast Flooding

What challenges might residents of the southeastern U.S. face in the aftermath of recent flooding?

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Have you or your family made an emergency plan in case of severe weather?

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Facing Challenges

What advice does HLN anchor Robin Meade offer about self-confidence? In what ways, if any, can you use Meade's advice in your life?

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Describe the life of a particular person who you consider successful. What challenges do you think that person faced in order to become successful?

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