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(CNN Student News) -- November 29, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What elements would you include in a public service announcement (PSA) for middle and high school student athletes about the dangers of head injuries? How might your message differ from one directed at professional athletes?

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Military Exercises

According to the program: How has North Korea characterized planned military exercises between South Korea and the United States? Why do some American lawmakers doubt there will be a war? Which outcomes can you envision for this situation?

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According to the report, what is the U.S. committed to do as part of a defense treaty with South Korea? In your opinion, what might be the potential advantages and disadvantages of this defense treaty for the two countries?

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A Fair Vote?

According to the segment: What are some challenges that Haiti historically has faced when holding presidential elections? What did Haitian officials say they put in place this year to address these challenges? What did some of Haiti's presidential candidates say about this year's election?

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In your opinion, how might disasters and disease have played into Haiti's presidential elections, if at all? How do you think that poll workers and voters might try to overcome these challenges?

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How would you define a fair election process? Who do you think should determine whether an election is fair, and why? What action, if any, do you think should be taken if an election is declared unfair?

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Football Concussions

According to the report: How does former National Football League player Kurt Warner describe a concussion? What might be some medical concerns surrounding concussions?

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What does Warner say about NFL players and concussions? How has the NFL responded to Warner's statements?

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In your opinion, what, if anything, should be done to try to reduce the number and severity of concussions among athletes?

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