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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 6:34 PM EST, Tue January 15, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use these questions to help students understand today's featured news stories
  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- January 16, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might a host prepare for an interview in which a person is expected to admit to wrongdoing?

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Daily Discussion Questions

According to the program: What action did a federal gun violence task force take yesterday? What options are available to President Obama with regard to the task force's recommendations? In your view, what might the president take into account before deciding how to proceed? Explain.

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What is an executive order? What is the difference between an executive order and a law passed by Congress and signed by the president? What are the limits of executive orders? What different viewpoints might members of Congress have regarding them?

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Who is Lance Armstrong? What has Armstrong said in the past about accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs? What did he reportedly say this week about those accusations? How have some people reacted to Armstrong's recent statements? Do you think that the public will forgive Armstrong? Should they? Why or why not? Why do you think that some athletes cheat? Do you think that athletes who cheat consider the risks and consequences? Explain.

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According to the report, how prevalent are pythons in the Florida Everglades? Why might pythons thrive in the Everglades? What does the wildlife biologist in the video say about what can be learned from catching snakes? Why do you think that scientists are concerned about pythons in the Everglades?

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