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(CNN Student News) -- February 8, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How could you use the media to raise awareness about head injuries in sports? What challenges do you think that this kind of campaign may face?

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Meeting with Business

Who is represented by the U.S. Chamber of Congress? How is the relationship between President Barack Obama and the Chamber of Congress described in the program? Why do you think that President Obama says his administration and the Chamber must work together?

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In your opinion, on which issues might President Obama and the Chamber be able to work together? What do you think might be the potential pros and cons for both groups of working together?

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Economy in Turmoil

What are some recent developments in the political unrest in Egypt? According to the segment: How have recent protests affected Egypt's economy? What are some indicators that Egypt's economy may be recovering?

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What statements does an Egyptian businessman make in the report about how protests there have affected his real estate project? What action does he think that protesters should take, and why? How do you think that protesters might respond to this statement? With which side do you agree, and why?

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Has your perception of Egypt changed as this news story develops? If so, how? If not, why not?

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Sudan Vote

What nation is set to split into two countries this summer, and why?

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How do you think that the international community might react to the formation of Southern Sudan? What do you think may need to happen to ensure a peaceful splitting of Sudan?

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Protecting Young Athletes

What are some of the symptoms of a concussion? According to the report, how frequent are sports-related concussions in young people?

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How has the coach featured in the report altered his football practices, and why? What results did he obtain after making these changes? Why do you think that some coaches may or may not want to make similar changes in their practices?

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What do you think might be the potential benefits and risks of joining a youth sports program? In your opinion, what could be done to potentially lessen the risks of participating in sports?

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