CNN Student News - January 16, 2014

CNN Student News - 01/16/14
CNN Student News - 01/16/14


    CNN Student News - 01/16/14


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January 16, 2014
This Thursday on CNN Student News, we give an overview of a U.S. Senate committee's report regarding a 2012 terrorist attack on an American facility in Libya. We also examine what's at stake in Egypt as its citizens vote on a new constitution. And we report on the effects of scorching summer temperatures in Australia.
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Media Literacy Question of the Day:
If you were a journalist writing a story about a technology company, whom would you want to interview, and why?
Key Concepts: Identify or explain these subjects you heard about in today's show:
1. referendum
2. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
3. net neutrality
Fast Facts: How well were you listening to today's program?
1. What happened at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012?
2. What is the focus of elections taking place in Egypt? According to the report, what is on the line, and why?
3. What kind of extreme weather is impacting parts of Australia? How is this weather leading to other dangers?
4. What company did Google just buy for $3 billion? According to the video, what is the rationale behind this purchase?
Discussion Questions:
1. Summarize the findings of a recent Senate report regarding a 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. According to the U.S. State Department, what steps are being taken in response to this report? Are there other actions you think should be taken? Explain.
2. What is a constitutional referendum? Why do you think that any national vote on a new constitution might be a tense one?
3. Explain what net neutrality is and how Tuesday's federal court ruling could potentially impact it. Do you think this could change your Internet experience? Explain. How do you think that consumers might impact the future of net neutrality?
4. What challenges exist for any company whose business strategy includes gathering information about people's connected lives? How do you feel about this strategy?
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