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(CNN Student News) -- May 27, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were producing a news story about the end of the space shuttle program and the future of NASA, what elements would you include and why?

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Border Security

What is President Barack Obama's plan to increase security along the U.S. border with Mexico? How have Senator John McCain and the government of Mexico responded to the plan? What is your opinion of this plan? Explain.

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What do you think are the U.S. and Mexico's main concerns regarding border security? Which concern do you think that the two nations should make a priority, and why?

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In your opinion, how might border-related issues affect America's relationship with Mexico, and vice versa? How do you think that these two nations could balance these concerns?

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Stopping the Leak

What do you think is the significance of President Obama's scheduled trip to the Gulf Coast? Why do you think that he has decided to visit the region?

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According to the program: What are the details of the "top kill" procedure? What does BP's CEO say are the chances that this procedure will work? Why do you think that he would make this announcement?

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Korean Tensions

What statement did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton make about current tensions between North and South Korea? How do you think that the two nations will respond to Secretary Clinton's statement? Explain.

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How do you think that the international community will react to this situation? Which countries do you think might take an active role in the situation, and why?

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Shuttles for Sale?

When is the U.S. space shuttle program scheduled to end? According to the segment, what are some possible plans for the retired space shuttles?

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What do you think should happen to the space shuttle fleet after it is retired? Explain your rationale.

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What do you think that NASA should make its next priority, and why?

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