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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:15 PM EST, Wed February 29, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- March 1, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What might be some of the challenges of explaining scientific research to a news audience?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were the results of Tuesday's Republican presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan? How did these states allocate their delegates? How do you think a candidate's campaign strategy might change depending on how a state determines its delegates? What do you think that the results from these two contests might mean for the presidential race going forward?

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What is known about a proposed deal between the United States and North Korea? Why do you think that each country might want this deal to succeed? Can you think of any other advantages or disadvantages for either country? Explain.

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Approximately how deep is the Mariana Trench? Who is leading the expedition to explore this trench? How do you think that technology used in film productions might also be used in scientific research? What do you think might be the risks and benefits of exploring the bottom of the ocean? Can you think of other places on Earth that scientists might want to study? Explain.

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Why has Beren Academy forfeited its semi-final basketball game? What have the school and tournament officials said about this situation? What was your reaction to this story?

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