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CNN 2009-05-27

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Hello, everyone from the CNN Center here in Atlanta, I'm Catherine Callaway. So glad you are with us. Here's a look at what's happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

The California State Supreme1 Court has decided2 to uphold Proposition 8--the ban on same sex marriage that California voters approved in November. And as for the 18,000 same sex couples who were married before the ban, their marriages will be allowed to stand.

President Obama formally announced his pick for Supreme Court justice. It is federal judge Sonia Sotomayor.

After completing this exhaustive process, I've decided to nominate an inspiring woman who I believe will make a great justice--Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the great state of New York.

If confirmed she will replace Justice David Souter who is retiring, she would also be the first Hispanic ever to serve on the high court.

Today is the deadline for General Motors to reach a deal with his bondholders. At issue, whether they will accept a much smaller stake in the company, that concession3 is considered unlikely yet essential to avoid bankruptcy4. If GM can't restructure by Monday, it could be forced to file for bankruptcy.

There is something very different about the June 1st cover of the New Yorker Magazine. Take a look. The artwork was created entirely5 with an iPhone application. The artists do the cover using an app called Brushes and you can watch it come together in this time-lapse video that is from the magazine's website.

Those are the headlines for you this hour. Stay with CNN for more on these stories and other news of the day.


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1 supreme PHqzc     
adj.极度的,最重要的;至高的,最高的
参考例句:
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
2 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
3 concession LXryY     
n.让步,妥协;特许(权)
参考例句:
  • We can not make heavy concession to the matter.我们在这个问题上不能过于让步。
  • That is a great concession.这是很大的让步。
4 bankruptcy fPoyJ     
n.破产;无偿付能力
参考例句:
  • You will have to pull in if you want to escape bankruptcy.如果你想避免破产,就必须节省开支。
  • His firm is just on thin ice of bankruptcy.他的商号正面临破产的危险。
5 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
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