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  • Afghanistan War
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  • Honduras
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(CNN Student News) -- November 30, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What preparations do you think that news organizations might make before a presidential address?

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Troops In Afghanistan

According to the program, what announcement is President Barack Obama expected to make tomorrow night? What are some saying about the time it has taken him to make this decision? How has President Obama responded to this criticism?

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What do Senators Lugar and Reed advise the president to say on Tuesday night?

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In your opinion, what should the president do about the war in Afghanistan?

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Cyber Monday

According to the report: What are some of the busiest days of the Christmas shopping season? How are this season's sales expected to compare to last year's sales?

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What is Cyber Monday? What do you think drives sales on this day?

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What do you think might be some advantages and disadvantages of purchasing gifts online versus purchasing gifts in a store? Do you prefer to shop online or in a store? Explain.

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Defying Demands

What decision did Iran recently announce regarding its nuclear program? What does Iran say is the purpose of this program? What does the international community think is Iran's purpose for its nuclear materials?

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Why do you think that Iran's cabinet made this decision against the wishes of the international community?

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Dubai Debt Crisis

According to the report, what are some of the projects that have been developed by Dubai World?

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What request did Dubai World make recently regarding some its debt? Why do you think the company made this request? What have been the short-term consequences of this announcement?

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What does the term "white elephant" mean? Why do you think one of the experts in the report calls some of Dubai's developments a "white elephant"? Why do you think that the investor seen in the report disagrees?

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Holiday Tradition

Who are Eric and Gloria Sundback? What are some of the things the Sundbacks do to grow the "perfect" Christmas tree?

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According to the report, what characteristics do officials look for in a White House Christmas tree?

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