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(CNN Student News) -- October 7, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In what ways might news media portray both sides of a controversial story? How does a story like the one on the list of risky foods underscore the importance of balanced reporting?

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Afghanistan Talks

What do you think might be the options that President Barack Obama is considering as he reviews the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan?

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What criteria do you think that President Obama will use in deciding whether or not to send additional U.S. forces to Afghanistan?

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Risky Foods

What items were included on the Center for Science in the Public Interest's top ten list of risky foods? Did the inclusion of any of these foods surprise you? If so, which ones and why?

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How has the food industry reacted to the CSPI study?

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Do you eat any of the foods that are on the CSPI list? If so, which ones? Does their inclusion on this list impact your willingness to eat them? Why or why not?

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Youth Activist

What characteristics does UNICEF Ambassador Bilaal Rajan demonstrate in the report? Why do you think that Rajan has been able to successfully raise money for global causes?

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Describe how student efforts might aid in a potential solution to a global problem.

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