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(CNN Student News) -- January 12, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, why might it be important for a news report to highlight both the benefits and the drawbacks of a new technology?

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Citrus at Stake

According to the program, what is the significance of Florida's citrus crop to the U.S. and the world?

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What do you think might be the impact of recent weather conditions in Florida on both the local and global economy?

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Health Care Debate

According to the program: What is the next step for health care reform bills recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate? What are some of the differences between these bills?

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Do you think that members of Congress will be able to reconcile the differences between these bills? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Next-Generation Scanners

What are some of the new technologies featured in the program that may potentially be used for screening airline passengers? What do you think might be the advantages and downsides of these new technologies for airports, security personnel and airline passengers?

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In your opinion, how might the flying public respond to these new scanning technologies?

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Capsule Hotels

What is a capsule hotel? According to the report, how has the use of capsule hotels in Tokyo changed recently, and why?

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How do you think that a person's living conditions might change if financial struggles caused him or her to move into a capsule hotel?

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Do you think that capsule hotels would be a viable industry in the U.S.? Why or why not?

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