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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:24 PM EDT, Sun April 8, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- April 9, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might members of the news media and amateur journalists take similar or different approaches when shooting video of a news event?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report: Why have Afghan and U.S. officials struck a deal regarding night raids? What are some of the conditions of this deal? Why do you think that each side agreed to this deal? How do you think that the Afghan people will react to this deal?

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According to the segment: Why did the U.S. unemployment rate drop last month? Did the number of jobs in the retail sector rise or fall in March? What might this trend mean for the U.S. economy as a whole? Do you think that your community is experiencing similar employment trends to those featured in the segment? Why or why not?

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What role has the Georgia 300 railroad car played in U.S. political history? What does Jack Heard, the car's owner, say about traveling in a private railcar? What is "whistle-stop campaigning"? What do you think might be the advantages and drawbacks of a presidential campaign using train travel versus other modes of transportation?

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