CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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December 1, 2011
Media Literacy Question of the Day
How might a news report about AIDS be different today than when the disease was first discovered? Explain.
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Daily Discussion Questions
What is the function of a central bank? Why is the U.S. Federal Reserve working on a plan with five other central banks? What are the potential pros and cons of this plan?
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Why did some public-sector workers go on strike in the United Kingdom? How have these strikes affected services there? What are some of the statements being made about these strikes? Do you think that striking is an effective form of protest? Why or why not?
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How long is the Atlantic hurricane season? What were some significant events of this year's season? Why do you think that some storms' names will be reused, while others will be retired? Why might it be important to make predictions about the frequency and severity of storms?
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