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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:18 PM EDT, Mon April 9, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- April 10, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

If you were a journalist given access to North Korea's rocket program, what questions would you ask officials there?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What information about North Korea has been released by South Korea and the U.S.? How do you think countries acquire information like this? What has North Korea said is the purpose of its scheduled rocket launch? How have some members of the international community reacted to this planned launch? Why do you think North Korea invited international journalists to tour the rocket site? What information do you think international news organizations, including North Korea's, might present regarding this rocket event?

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What do you know about a neighborhood watch shooting in Florida? What three options did a special prosecutor weigh in the case? Which of these options did the prosecutor say she won't use? What questions do you have about this case? How can you distinguish between facts and opinions when hearing about this case? Explain.

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What elected positions are three college students seeking in Prince George's County, Maryland? Why do their opponents have concerns about these college-age candidates? In the report, how do the young candidates respond to these concerns? Do you think age factors in to an election? Explain. If you had a seat on your district's school board, what issues would you want the board to address, and why?

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