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(CNN Student News) -- January 19, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you produce a media campaign aimed at preventing maritime piracy? Who do you think might be interested in using this type of campaign?

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China-U.S. Relationship

Who is Hu Jintao? Why is he visiting the United States?

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How is the relationship between the United States and China described in the report? Why do you think that each country might want to maintain this relationship?

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What do you think might be some of the concerns that China and the U.S. might raise with each other? How do you think that each country might respond to these concerns?

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Health Care Repeal?

According to the program, what law are some U.S. House Republicans trying to repeal? Why do you think that they are trying to repeal this law? How do you think that some House Democrats might respond to this action?

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According to the report, why is it unlikely that the health care reform law will be repealed? What do you think might be the implications for each political party if the law's repeal is successful or not? Explain.

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Pirate Proof

According to a new report, what region of the world is most prone to pirate attacks? Why do you think that this region sees more acts of piracy than any other region?

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According to the segment: How are some businesses and governments addressing the issue of pirate attacks? What challenges do the people fighting piracy face? What happens to pirates who are caught?

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Why do you think that some people in Somalia perform piracy? According to the report, how might the Somali piracy issue be solved? In your opinion, what role, if any, should the international community play in solving this issue?

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