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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:43 PM EDT, Wed May 9, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 10, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

To what extent, if any, do televised health reports affect the decisions people make about their own health? What has the greatest effect on the health decisions you make?

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Daily Discussion Questions

In espionage, what is a mole? What are some recent developments regarding an alleged terror plot that officials say was foiled by a mole? What concerns have been raised about how this information got out? Can you think of any reasons why someone would leak secret information? Explain. What do you think are the benefits and risks of being a mole or spy?

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What prediction is made in a recent report on obesity in America? What are some of the recommendations that experts make to help prevent obesity? What is your opinion of these recommendations? Can you think of any others? Explain.

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According to the report, how could new technology in masks help firefighters? What do you think are the potential pros and cons of using this technology? In your opinion, what other professions could use this technology?

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