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(CNN Student News) -- April 11, 2011

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news websites might emphasize certain stories? In your opinion, why might a news organization want to do this?

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Budget Debate

According to the program: What was the outcome of Congress's budget vote last Friday? What do congressional leaders hope to accomplish now with regard to the budget?

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What are some of the issues at the heart of the budget debate in Congress? Why do you think that lawmakers might disagree on these issues?

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What federal programs, if any, do you think might need to be cut, and why? Explain.

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Japan's New Normal

According to the segment: How have some of Japan's international residents reacted to the recent earthquake and tsunami? What do you think might be some of the reasons why some international residents have stayed in Japan, others have returned, and still others have left Japan for good?

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According to the program, what measures has the Bromley family taken since Japan's recent disasters? What items do you think might be included in Brittany Bromley's earthquake kit? What procedures do you think that the Bromley family might have established in order to prepare for an earthquake?

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What does an expert say in the report about the chance of a major earthquake striking Tokyo? How do you think that a metropolitan area might prepare for such an event?

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Budget Basic$

What is a budget? What do you think might be the importance of making a budget? What tools do you think that you could use to help make a budget?

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What are some of the columns that CNN Money's Ben Tinker included in his sample budget? Why do you think that he included these columns?

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What are some items that you plan to buy in the near future? How much do these items cost? What opportunities do you think might be available in your community in order to earn money to buy these items?

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