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(CNN Student News) -- January 21, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can you determine if a news story is credible?

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Health Care: What Next?

Who won Tuesday's U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts? According to the program, what are some factors that contributed to his victory?

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According to the report: How might the results of this election affect the health care reform bills being considered by Congress? What are some options that could be taken to try to pass a health care reform bill? What are the arguments against these options?

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In your opinion, what action, if any, should Congress take next with regard to health care reform? Explain.

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Airline Industry

According to the report: How do revenues for the U.S. airline industry compare between 2008 and 2009? What are some reasons given for this decline?

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What are some reasons outlined in the segment for increased frustration among airline passengers? In what ways, if any, do you think that the airline industry should respond to these traveler frustrations?

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Internet Freedom

According to the segment, what is the goal of Internet policies being announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today?

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In your opinion, in what ways can one country influence policies in other nations?

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Young Composer

Who is Matthew White? What did White accomplish recently?

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What do you think might be the impact of White's accomplishment on his peers?

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Can you think of other fields in which young people make contributions similar to White's? Explain.

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