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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:46 PM EST, Wed November 16, 2011
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(CNN Student News) -- November 17, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might some countries' governments not allow media access to foreign journalists?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report, what are some limits that Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants to place on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces? How do you think that NATO might respond to these restrictions? What are some arguments for and against transferring security of some Afghan regions from NATO to the Afghan government? What is your opinion, and why?

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Who are the members of Congress' "super committee"? What is the goal of this committee? What are some options the committee is weighing to try to achieve this goal? Which of these options do you think should be included in the committee's plan? Explain. Do you think that the super committee's plan will be approved by Congress? Why or why not?

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Why do you think that sugar is one of the world's most valued commodities, as stated in the segment? How are sugarcane plants being used to generate electricity in South Africa? What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages of using plants for energy versus using fossil fuels?

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