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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 5:46 PM EST, Mon February 18, 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) -- February 19, 2013

Media Literacy Question of the Day

Do advertisements on cars and drivers' firesuits have an impact on viewers of auto racing events? Explain.

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Daily Discussion Questions

What is known about a meteor that exploded over Russia on Friday? According to the report, how did this meteor compare to asteroid 2012 DA14 that scientists were tracking last week? What might be the benefits and challenges of tracking objects in space?

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According to the program, what is meant by the term "sequester" when it comes to the U.S. government? Why was the sequester put in place? If a political deal can't be reached, when would the sequester go into effect? What could be the potential impact? Who might not be affected? Do you think that President Obama and Congress will reach a deal by the deadline? Why or why not?

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What did racecar driver Danica Patrick accomplish this week? How was this historic? What did Patrick say about inspiring others? What was your reaction to her comment? Will Patrick's accomplishment on the racetrack make you more likely to watch next Sunday's race? Explain.

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