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(CNN Student News) -- February 1, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What are some elements that you might include in a news story about severe weather? What do you think might be some of the challenges faced by journalists who cover weather-related news stories?

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Winter Storm

According to the program: What has been the impact of severe weather on parts of the U.S. East Coast? How have some people reacted to this weather?

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Do you think that a region's climate factors into people's decisions about whether or not to live there? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Stimulus and Jobs

What is the current U.S. unemployment rate?

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According to government reports, what has been the impact of the stimulus plan on job recovery? How have some Republicans responded to the reports?

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Are you aware of any projects in your area that are funded by the stimulus plan? If so, what impact, if any, do you think that they might have on the local economy?

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Arms Deal

What is Taiwan? What is the controversy surrounding Taiwan's political status?

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According to the report: What are the details of a proposed arms deal between the U.S. and Taiwan? How has China reacted to this deal?

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How do you think that this proposed arms deal might impact U.S. relations with China?

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Haiti Relief Efforts

According to the segment: Why were medical airlifts from Haiti to the United States temporarily suspended? How has the federal government responded to this situation?

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In what ways do you think that the international community might be affected by a local crisis like the Haiti earthquake? Explain.

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