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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:15 PM EDT, Tue May 29, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 30, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

When someone risks his or her life to break a record, should news media cover the event? What would be the pros and cons of doing so?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the report, why are eight countries expelling Syrian diplomats? Do you think that Syria will react to this development? If so, how? If not, why not? Do you think that the international community should take further action against Syria? If not, why not? If so, what action do you think would be appropriate?

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What record is Felix Baumgartner hoping to break this summer? What do Baumgartner and Joseph Kittinger, the current record-holder, say about this feat? If you could interview Baumgartner, what questions would you ask him? Why do you think that some people attempt these kinds of records?

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What medal is the highest U.S. civilian honor? Who are some of this year's recipients, and what are their accomplishments? What do you think are the criteria for receiving this award? Who else do you think should receive this award, and why?

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How did Master Sgt. David Sims announce his return from Afghanistan? How might celebrating such an event in public compare to celebrating in private? How do you prefer to celebrate major events in your life, and why?

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