CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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February 13, 2012
Media Literacy Question of the Day
What characteristics should a journalist look for when seeking a scientist to comment on a science news story?
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Daily Discussion Questions
Who was Whitney Houston? What are your thoughts about her life and music? What do you think will be Houston's legacy?
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Who won the Maine Republican caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Committee straw poll over the weekend? Do you think these events will impact the Republican race for president? Explain. What factors do you think candidates might take into account when deciding whether to campaign in a specific state?
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What is currently happening in Syria? What does the Syrian government say about the situation there? What does the U.S. ambassador to Syria say? What might be some of the challenges of bringing humanitarian aid into Syria? Explain.
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What has been the trend in global sea levels over the past 100 years? What do scientists say might be causing this trend? What is one explanation why last year's global sea level didn't follow this trend? How have some coastal communities reacted to the changes in sea level? What options do you think are available to coastal communities with regard to sea level?
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