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(CNN Student News) -- April 14, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What media sources influence your purchases? How might you use the media to help make purchasing decisions?

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Nuclear Summit

What plans have some nations announced this week with regard to nuclear materials? According to the segment, why are these nations planning to take these actions?

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Do you think that these plans will prevent terrorists from accessing nuclear materials? Why or why not?

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What other threats to global security do you think might exist? Explain.

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Resignation Offer

What conditions has the president of Kyrgyzstan placed on his offer to resign? How have some officials in the nation's new government responded to these conditions?

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In your opinion, what might be the benefits and drawbacks for Kyrgyzstan in letting the president leave the country versus having him stay and face charges? Which approach do you think that Kyrgyzstan should take, and why?

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Rare Safety Warning

According to the program: What warning has Consumer Reports issued for a type of Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), and why? How has the company that produces this vehicle responded to this warning?

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What impact, if any, do you think that this warning might have on the company's reputation and sales? What actions, if any, do you think that the company should take in light of this warning?

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Sniffing for Explosives

What is a "vapor wake" dog? How are vapor wake dogs being used, as seen in the report?

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According to the report, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using vapor wake dogs to detect explosives? Can you think of additional reasons why a facility might want to use this kind of dog instead of bomb detection technology, or vice versa? Explain.

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