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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 7:32 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 23, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What should news media take into account before reporting on a charitable organization? How might they decide which charitable work or organization to profile?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is the significance of SpaceX's current rocket mission? Why is NASA funding private companies for some space missions? What options does NASA have in getting to the international space station? What might be the pros and cons of each of these options? What do you think might be the benefits and drawbacks of NASA's planned deep space missions? Explain.

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According to the program: What kinds of debris from last year's Japanese natural disasters are washing up on Alaska's coast? What are some of the potential impacts of this debris? What, if anything, do you think could be done to lessen these impacts? Explain.

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What happened to the Costa Concordia? What are the salvage plans for this cruise ship? What options do you think officials considered with regard to this cruise ship? Why do you think they plan to scrap this ship after they tow it to a nearby port?

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According to the segment, approximately how many children in the United States are caring for people with medical or physical needs? How does Connie Siskowski help these children? What do you think is the potential impact of Siskowski's efforts?

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