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(CNN Student News) -- December 14, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

In your opinion, what makes a news story memorable? What do you think are the biggest stories of your lifetime, and why?

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Nutrition Bill

What are some of the provisions of the nutrition bill signed into law by President Barack Obama yesterday? What have supporters and critics said about this new law? What is your opinion of the law?

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What kinds of food are available at your school? Do you think that the food choices at your school might change in the wake of this law? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Where do you think that you might find nutritional information for your school's lunches? In your opinion, if students were given this information, would it affect the foods that they choose for lunch? Why or why not?

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Health Care Ruling

According to the program: What ruling has a federal judge made with regard to the health care reform law, and why? How have other judges ruled with regard to this law? What action is the federal government likely to take next?

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What is your opinion of the law's "individual mandate," which requires most Americans to buy health insurance by 2014?

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End of Privacy?

In what situations do you think that you might have a reasonable expectation of privacy? Do you think that this expectation of privacy should apply to your online activity?

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According to the report: What is a "digital fingerprint"? How might this information be used, and by whom?

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What do the experts featured in the segment say about digital fingerprints? How do you think that companies that use digital fingerprints might respond to these experts?

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How do you think that you might protect yourself from malicious uses of your online information?

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