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(CNN Student News) -- March 3, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What kinds of advertising do you receive through the mail? Do you think that this type of media is effective at reaching your generation? Why or why not?

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Chile & Haiti Differences

What is currently known about the status of recovery efforts following Chile's recent earthquake?

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According to the segment: How did the earthquake in Chile differ in strength from the one that struck Haiti in January? What are some factors that contributed to the differences in each quake's impact?

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What kinds of natural disasters, if any, occur in your area? Have you, your family or your local officials prepared for these incidents? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Post Office Struggles

How is the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) funded? How has the USPS fared lately financially?

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According to the report: What are some options that the USPS is considering in order to cut costs? What challenges might the agency face in making these changes?

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In your opinion, how might the proposed cuts at the USPS affect you and your family, if at all?

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Railway Expansion

According to the program: How is China changing its railroad network? Why is the country making these changes?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks for a nation that invests in a high-speed rail network? Do you think that a high-speed rail network would be successful in the United States? Why or why not?

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