CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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January 9, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
Why do you think the unemployment rate is covered in the news each month? In what ways, if any, do you think the average viewer can use this information?
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Daily Discussion Questions
According to the program: What is the current U.S. unemployment rate? What are some possible reasons for the slight decrease? What have some Republicans and Democrats said about the nation's unemployment rate?
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How did the U.S. Navy rescue an Iranian fishing crew? Do you think that this incident will affect the relationship between the United States and Iran? Why or why not?
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What recently happened to a cargo ship that had wrecked near New Zealand last October? What do you think might be the difficulties in removing a ship that has struck a reef? What could be the environmental impacts of such a wreck?
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What did the radar system featured in the report reveal? Who originally developed this technology? What other uses for this kind of technology can you think of? Explain.
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