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(CNN Student News) -- March 24, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What messages, both positive and negative, have you heard regarding the debate over health care reform? In your opinion, which messages have had a greater impact on you and the public? Explain.

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Challenging Health Care

Why are some state attorneys general filing lawsuits against the new health care law? What statement in the U.S. Constitution are many of these officials using as the basis for their lawsuits?

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What is the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution? What does one legal scholar predict will happen if this case ends up in the U.S. Supreme Court?

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What is your opinion on the new federal law that requires most Americans to buy health insurance? Why do you think that some Americans might not want to purchase health insurance?

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U.S.-Israel Meeting

According to the program: What groups claim the city of Jerusalem as their own? What recent development regarding Jerusalem has increased tension between these groups? What is the United States' position on this issue?

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Do you think that the controversy over settlements in Jerusalem can be resolved? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Searching the Web

What is the "one country, two systems" policy with regard to China and Hong Kong? What role is this policy playing in Google's plan to provide search results to Chinese citizens?

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According to the segment: What might be the potential advantages and disadvantages of Google directing its Chinese users to the company's Hong Kong Web page?

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Why do you think that some countries choose to restrict their citizens' Internet access, while other countries do not? What do you think might be the potential benefits and drawbacks of both strategies? Explain.

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