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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:17 PM EDT, Mon May 7, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 8, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Why might it be important to know who is paying for ads about political issues?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program, how might recent elections in Europe have an impact on the global economy? How do you think countries around the world are linked economically? Explain.

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Who is the current president of Russia? What do you think that supporters and critics of Russia's president might say about the recent election? What do you think might be the advantages and disadvantages for a country with a longtime leader?

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According to the program, what is the purpose of North Carolina's proposed Amendment 1? What do supporters and critics say about this proposed amendment? What is your opinion on this issue? What do you think might be the difference between passing a law and establishing a constitutional amendment?

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What do sophomore Josh Wolf's classmates say about him? What does Wolf do with his school cafeteria's used cooking oil? Where do you think that Wolf learned how to use the oil? What is the purpose of the algae that Wolf grows in his backyard? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of making fuel from used oil versus making fuel from algae? Which process do you think would be more cost-effective, and why?

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