CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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November 28, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why would media organizations report on new medical research that might contradict previous research?
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Daily Discussion Questions
What do you know about economic sanctions? Why has the Arab League voted to impose economic sanctions on Syria? How do you think that the Syrian government might react to these sanctions? Why might the Arab League be concerned about other members of the international community getting involved in this situation?
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Why are U.S. troops leaving Iraq? What kinds of reactions might Iraq's citizens have to the U.S. troop withdrawal? If you could interview the last U.S. troops in Iraq, what questions would you ask, and why?
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Why is the day after Thanksgiving called "Black Friday" in the United States? What was said in the report about this past Friday? Have your holiday shopping plans changed this year? If so, how? If not, why not?
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What is unique about the "Solar Impulse"? What inspired Bertrand Piccard to work on this project? What do you think might be the pros and cons of using solar technology for flight versus using other types of energy? Would you want to fly around the world in this plane? Why or why not?
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