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(CNN Student News) -- October 22, 2009

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How would you notify the public about a runoff election in a country with a high illiteracy rate?

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Afghanistan Runoff

According to the report: What are some of the challenges facing Afghanistan in preparing for a runoff election? How have international officials responded to these challenges?

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What do you think might be the impact of a peaceful election for war-torn Afghanistan? Explain.

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H1N1 Response/Spreading Germs

According to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, how is the H1N1 virus different from the seasonal flu in terms of what groups it affects?

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What are some ways that the H1N1 virus can be transmitted between people in public settings? How have some schools responded to outbreaks of the virus?

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Can you think of ways to protect yourself against the H1N1 virus?

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If you were in charge of a school, what methods would you enact in order to fight the spread of flu viruses among students?

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College Costs Climb

According to the program: What has been the trend in the price of a higher education over the past 25 years? What are some of the reasons behind these cost increases?

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Are you planning to attend college? If so, what role, if any, will the cost of tuition play in your choice of school?

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