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(CNN Student News) -- May 20, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What political messages have you seen recently? Do you think that these political messages affect the way that people vote? Why or why not?

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Primary Elections

According to the report: What were some of the results of primary elections that occurred around America on Tuesday? What do some political analysts say might be the implications of these races?

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In your opinion, what, if anything, might the races featured in the report indicate about the general mood of the American people? What do you think that the results of these primary races might mean for the general election in November?

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If you were an incumbent running for re-election, do you think that this week's results would change the way that you run your political campaign? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Mexican President Visits U.S.

According to the program: What issues did Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President Barack Obama discuss during a meeting yesterday? What actions are both nations taking with regard to these issues?

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What issue would you want these two world leaders to make a priority, and why? What ways do you think that these two countries could address this issue?

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Pay What You Can

What is a social experiment? According to the segment, what are the details of a social experiment conducted by the St. Louis Bread Company Cares restaurant? What does the company's chairman say about this experiment? How would you determine if the experiment was a success? Explain.

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In your opinion, how might the restaurant's pricing policy affect its patrons? What criteria would you use to determine how much to pay at this restaurant? Do you think that the restaurant will be able to stay in business? Why or why not?

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If you were designing a social experiment, what elements would you include? By what criteria would you judge the outcome of your experiment? Explain.

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