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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:14 PM EDT, Wed May 30, 2012
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(CNN Student News) -- May 31, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What skills and experiences might a television anchor need to both understand the news and connect with an audience?

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Daily Discussion Questions

For what crimes did former Liberian President Charles Taylor receive a 50-year sentence? How might putting a former world leader on trial pose unique challenges for prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the court? Explain.

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When and where will the Democratic and Republican parties officially select their nominees? Who are those nominees expected to be? What issues do you think will factor in the most to the upcoming U.S. presidential election? Which ones matter most to you? Explain.

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What is the projected cost of a new, 1.5 mile-long subway line in New York City? What are some expenses that contribute to this figure? What do New York City officials say will be the economic impact of this new subway line? What do you think are the pros and cons of using national tax revenue to partially fund a city project? What other factors do you think local and federal officials might consider when deciding on new transportation projects?

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