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(CNN Student News) -- April 7, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that a company might use the media to try to improve its reputation?

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Mine Explosion/The Mining Process

What is known about Monday's mining accident in West Virginia?

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According to the report, what are some of the risks involved in longwall mining? How do you think that miners and mining companies might be able to reduce these risks?

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What do you think are some of the potential benefits and drawbacks of coal mining as a whole? Explain.

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Nuclear Strategy

What is the purpose of a treaty that President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign with Russia? What new policy did the president's administration announce yesterday regarding nuclear weapons?

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In your opinion, what impact, if any, might the new nuclear arms policy and the treaty with Russia have on U.S. national security? Explain.

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Toyota Fined Millions

What action is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) planning to take against Toyota, and why? How has Toyota responded to this issue?

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Do you think that the action taken by NHTSA is appropriate? If so, why? If not, what action, if any, do you think would be appropriate?

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Afghan Offensive

What statement has Afghan President Hamid Karzai made with regard to a scheduled military operation in and around the city of Kandahar? How has the White House reacted to President Karzai's statement?

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In your opinion, what might be the potential advantages and disadvantages of trying to obtain approval from local leaders in Kandahar before launching an attack on the Taliban there? Explain.

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