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(CNN Student News) -- November 16, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What perspectives are represented in the story about the trial of the 9/11 suspects? Can you think of any perspectives that are not included? If you were producing a similar story, what perspectives might you include, and why?

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9/11 Suspect Trials

What announcement did U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder make regarding five Guantanamo detainees who are suspected of being connected to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

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What are some of the arguments that are given in the program for and against the justice department's decision?

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Do you think that these suspected terrorists should be tried in New York? Explain your rationale.

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President Obama's Asia Trip

How did the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation's weekend summit address the issue of climate change? Why do you think that the organization made this decision?

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According to the report, what issues did U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev discuss while meeting in Singapore?

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What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages for President Obama of meeting world leaders face to face?

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Water Found on Moon

What did NASA find recently when it crashed a spacecraft into the moon?

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What do you think might be the potential implications of NASA's finding? Explain.

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Haircut Suspension

Why was Dustin Reader given in-school suspension? What reason did school administrators give for the punishment? How have Dustin's family and friends reacted to the situation?

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Do you think that Dustin should have been punished for his unconventional haircut? Why or why not?

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