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(CNN Student News) -- March 23, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why do you think that a news story would want to include opinions from different groups?

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Health Care Bill

According to the report: What are the next steps for both of the health care reform measures passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday? What is expected to happen when one of these bills moves to the Senate for debate?

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Do you think that Sunday's passage of a health care reform bill will end the national debate on this issue? Why or why not?

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Student Loan Reform

Who currently issues student loans? How might this change if a proposal passed by the House of Representatives becomes law?

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What have critics and supporters said about this plan? With which side, if either, do you agree? Explain.

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U.S.-Israel Relations

What issue has created tension between the U.S. and Israel recently? What positions do you think that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama will each take regarding this issue when they meet today? Do you think that the two countries will be able to come to an agreement on this issue? Why or why not?

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What statement did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make about Israel at a recent conference? Why do you think that she made this statement?

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How would you describe the current state of the U.S.-Israel relationship?

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Google-China Faceoff

What announcement did Google make yesterday about its search results in China? How do you think that China will react to Google's announcement?

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Why did Google originally agree to self-censor its search results in China? Do you agree with the company's original rationale? Why or why not?

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If you knew that your search results might be restricted, what methods do you think that you could use to verify information you received through the Internet?

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