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(CNN Student News) -- April 6, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What role do you think that the media can play in introducing the public to potential political nominees?

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Baja Earthquake

According to the program: What were some of the areas affected by an earthquake on Sunday? What were some of the effects of this quake?

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What questions do you have about earthquake preparedness and safety? What resources do you think might be useful to find the answers to your questions?

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Unemployment Benefits

According to the report: Why did a scheduled vote on unemployment benefits not occur before the U.S. Senate took a two-week recess? What has Senator Tom Coburn said regarding this issue and vote?

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What statements did some senators make regarding this issue, as seen in the report? How do you think that this issue should be resolved?

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Justice to Retire?

Who is John Paul Stevens? What statements has Justice Stevens made recently regarding his possible retirement?

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According to the segment, how has the White House reacted to Justice Stevens' potential retirement?

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What characteristics do you think that the White House is looking for in a Supreme Court nominee? What qualities would you look for in a nominee for this position? Explain.

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