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CNN 2009-01-18

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Hello to you. I am Creshon Saunders at the CNN.com Newsroom in Atlanta. Here’s a look at what’s happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

With just three days to go until he assumes the presidency1, US President-elect Barack Obama has embarked2 on what could be called "the ride of a lifetime". He started in Philadelphia on the symbolic3 train trip to the nation’s capital. The journey retraces4 President Lincoln’s 1861 trip from Phi to D.C. to assume the presidency.

All right. We’re keeping a close eye on this. Investigators5 are trying to recover the flight data recorders on the half-submerged plane that crashed in the Hudson on Thursday. You may remember they’re planning to fish the wreckage6 out of the icy river using giant cranes later on this afternoon. Divers7 are also searching the bottom of the river for one of the plane’s engines which is believed to have fallen off during the crash.

The Prime Ministers of Russia and Ukraine are meeting in Moscow in hopes of resuming gas shipments from Russia to Europe. Dispute over pricing between the two countries has left millions of people in Europe without gas to heat up their homes. The crucial gas supply has been cut off now for 11 days.

At least 7 Americans are among the injured in Kabul Afghanistan. A suicide bomb devastated8 the area around the German Embassy overnight. The US military says 6 service members were wounded, three of them seriously injured. One American civilian9 was also injured in that blast. Two Afghan civilians10 died in the blast.

Those are the headlines at this hour. For more on these stories and other news of the day, CNN is your source online, on TV, even when you’re on the go.


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1 presidency J1HzD     
n.总统(校长,总经理)的职位(任期)
参考例句:
  • Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency of the United States.罗斯福连续当选四届美国总统。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。
2 embarked e63154942be4f2a5c3c51f6b865db3de     
乘船( embark的过去式和过去分词 ); 装载; 从事
参考例句:
  • We stood on the pier and watched as they embarked. 我们站在突码头上目送他们登船。
  • She embarked on a discourse about the town's origins. 她开始讲本市的起源。
3 symbolic ErgwS     
adj.象征性的,符号的,象征主义的
参考例句:
  • It is symbolic of the fighting spirit of modern womanhood.它象征着现代妇女的战斗精神。
  • The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.基督教的洗礼仪式是一种象征性的做法。
4 retraces 09711f89ec27ba510565bfeacb9524ec     
v.折回( retrace的第三人称单数 );回忆;回顾;追溯
参考例句:
  • He often retraces the happy time during his young age. 他经常回忆起年轻时代的幸福时光。 来自互联网
  • The museum retraces the history of the relationship between the United States and Morocco. 此博物馆在探源美国与摩洛哥的关系之历史。 来自互联网
5 investigators e970f9140785518a87fc81641b7c89f7     
n.调查者,审查者( investigator的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • This memo could be the smoking gun that investigators have been looking for. 这份备忘录可能是调查人员一直在寻找的证据。
  • The team consisted of six investigators and two secretaries. 这个团队由六个调查人员和两个秘书组成。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 wreckage nMhzF     
n.(失事飞机等的)残骸,破坏,毁坏
参考例句:
  • They hauled him clear of the wreckage.他们把他从形骸中拖出来。
  • New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.新生国家从老殖民帝国的废墟中诞生。
7 divers hu9z23     
adj.不同的;种种的
参考例句:
  • He chose divers of them,who were asked to accompany him.他选择他们当中的几个人,要他们和他作伴。
  • Two divers work together while a standby diver remains on the surface.两名潜水员协同工作,同时有一名候补潜水员留在水面上。
8 devastated eb3801a3063ef8b9664b1b4d1f6aaada     
v.彻底破坏( devastate的过去式和过去分词);摧毁;毁灭;在感情上(精神上、财务上等)压垮adj.毁坏的;极为震惊的
参考例句:
  • The bomb devastated much of the old part of the city. 这颗炸弹炸毁了旧城的一大片地方。
  • His family is absolutely devastated. 他的一家感到极为震惊。
9 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
10 civilians 2a8bdc87d05da507ff4534c9c974b785     
平民,百姓( civilian的名词复数 ); 老百姓
参考例句:
  • the bloody massacre of innocent civilians 对无辜平民的血腥屠杀
  • At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids. 遭轰炸袭击之后,至少有300名平民下落不明。
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