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CNN Student News - October 17, 2013

October 16, 2013 -- Updated 2252 GMT (0652 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

(CNN Student News) -- October 17, 2013

After weeks of accusations and negotiations, U.S. congressional leaders announced a temporary deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling. On Thursday, CNN Student News reports on how long the plan would last. We also discuss cyberbullying, the end of a Macy's Thanksgiving policy, and the reaction to one soldier's inspiring salute. Plus, a massive fish spawns ideas for scientific research.

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TRANSCRIPT

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DAILY CURRICULUM

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Media Literacy Question of the Day:

How can a photograph be a source of inspiration to those who see it? What kinds of photographs are the most inspiring?

Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:

1. cyberbullying

2. Purple Heart

3. "pay it forward"

Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?

1. What change has Macy's made with regard to Thanksgiving Day shopping? How did some shoppers and employees react when other stores made a similar change?

2. What are the circumstances surrounding a photo of a wounded soldier's salute?

3. Describe the oarfish recently found off the coast of California. What does the scientist in the video want to do with this fish?

Discussion Questions:

1. What different perspectives might Americans have on the political agreement announced yesterday?

2. What do you think might be some of the causes of bullying? Do you think that arresting young people for stalking or harassment will have an impact on this issue? Explain. Do you think that raising awareness about bullying helps to curtail the issue? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think the photograph of a wounded soldier's salute has gone viral? How did seeing this picture and hearing the story make you feel?

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MAPS

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Washington, D.C.
New York City

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