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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:07 PM EST, Mon February 20, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- February 21, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How do you think that news organizations could use historical footage as part of their reporting? What options might a journalist consider when footage of a historic event is not available?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Why are inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency investigating Iran's nuclear program? What does Iran say is the purpose of this program? What has Israel said about the situation? Why do you think that the U.S. has advised against an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities? How do you think that Iran and the international community might each react if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked?

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What is an avalanche? What kinds of conditions might contribute to the development of an avalanche? According to the report, what were the circumstances surrounding Sunday's deadly avalanche in Washington? What technology did one skier use to protect herself during the avalanche? What other uses can you think of for this kind of technology?

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What is the purpose of the lights seen in the segment about Hong Kong? What have some people described as the benefits of these lights? What do some people in the report say about the impact of the lights on residents? What action does Hong Kong's chief executive propose regarding the lights? What do you think could be done to minimize the impact of these lights? How do you think that business owners might react to these proposals? Explain.

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