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(CNN Student News) -- October 26, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, how does the coverage of news stories in print media (e.g., newspapers, magazines) differ from the coverage of those same stories on broadcast news programs or online?

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H1N1 Declaration

According to the report, what impact has the H1N1 virus had on the United States?

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What announcement did President Barack Obama make with regard to the H1N1 virus? Why did he take this action?

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Do you agree with President Obama's rationale for declaring a national emergency in response to H1N1? Why or why not?

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Puerto Rico Blaze

What details are known about a fire at an oil supply facility in Puerto Rico?

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What do you think might be the environmental concerns surrounding this fire?

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In your opinion, what should be the Puerto Rican government's short-term and long-term priorities once this blaze is extinguished?

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Nuclear Inspection

Why are inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) currently in Iran?

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Do you think that the IAEA inspectors' review of the Qom nuclear facility will have an impact on the international community's view of Iran's nuclear program? Explain.

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Magic Mud

What qualities do you think that Lena BlackBurne's Baseball Rubbing Mud might possess that makes it useful for baseball?

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Why do you think that Jim Bintliff continues to farm and sell his mud to Major League Baseball?

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In your opinion, what role, if any, has baseball played in American history?

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