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(CNN Student News) -- April 8, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that journalists can verify amateur video that was shot in a location in turmoil?

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Mine Explosion

What is the status of rescue efforts after a mining accident in West Virginia?

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What role do you think that federal, state and mining company officials should play after a mining accident?

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Los Angeles Budget Crisis

What action has Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed in response to the city's budget issues? How have some critics reacted to this plan?

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In your opinion, how might this proposal affect the city's residents, if at all? What other ways can you think of by which the city could cut its budget? Explain.

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Kyrgystan Protests

Where is Kyrgyzstan? What events have occurred there recently? How has Kyrgyzstan's government responded to the situation?

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What is the relationship between the United States and Kyrgyzstan? In your opinion, what impact, if any, might recent turmoil in Kyrgyzstan have on the United States?

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Thailand Protests

Why are protesters speaking out against Thailand's government? How has the country's government responded?

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In your opinion, why might a government declare a state of emergency? How might a government that is under a state of emergency function differently than before it declares this status?

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Learning the Ropes

What is the purpose of the Million Trees Training Program featured in the report? What kinds of young people are involved in this program?

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According to the tree professional seen in the report, what are some skills that professional tree climbers must know? Why do you think that these types of skills might appeal to some "disconnected youth"?

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What do the trainees seen in the report say about the training program? Is tree climbing a profession that interests you? Why or why not?

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