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(CNN Student News) -- May 5, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What role do you think that the news media might play in a criminal investigation?

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Times Square Bomb Arrest

What is the status of the investigation into last weekend's attempted car bombing in Times Square?

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How were authorities able to locate and arrest a suspect in the case?

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Containment Effort

What states have asked for help from the National Guard to fight an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? What tasks do you think that these troops will be given?

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What is the purpose of the "pollution containment chamber" featured in the report? How does it work?

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What do you think might be the next steps if the pollution containment chamber either works as expected or fails to work? Explain.

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Tax on Banks?

According to the program: What tax proposal did U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discuss with Congress yesterday? What is the goal of this tax proposal? What criteria would determine the amount of tax owed under this proposal?

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How have critics responded to the bank tax proposal? With which side, if either, do you agree? Explain your rationale.

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School Job Cuts

According to the report, what percent of U.S. school districts expect to cut jobs next school year?

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Do you know of any proposed budget cuts within your school or district? If so, what impact do you think that these cuts might have on your teachers? Explain.

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