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CNN 2009-06-08

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Wanna give you a look at the top stories that we are working on for you.

We're following breaking news in fact out of Baghdad. Five American security workers are being held in connection with the killing1 of an American contractor2. The victim found bound and blindfold3 last month inside the highly security green zone. Well among those held are Don Feeney, founder4 of CTU which is Cooperate Training Unlimited5, and his son, also a company employee. The men have not been charged, but are being detained by Iraqi security. CTU is based in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

After searching for several days, there are signs of that Air France flight that disappeared over the Atlantic on Monday. The Brazilian military says it found two bodies and some luggage from Flight 447. It's been confirmed that they were passengers aboard the plane that was en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Searchers are now looking in an area about the size of Nebraska.

After almost a week overseas, President Obama returned today to concentrate on a polarizing domestic issue that being health care reform. He left Paris earlier today after months of insisting that he would leave the details up to Congress. Well, he's decided6 to take charge of a major push to have a health care reform bill drafted by fall. "Simply put, the status quo is broken. We can't continue this way. If we do nothing, everyone's health care would be put in jeopardy7. Within a decade we will spend one dollar out of every five we earn on health care and we will keep getting less for our money. That's why fixing what's wrong with our health care system is no longer a luxury we hope to achieve, -it's a necessity we can't postpone8 any longer." During his election campaign last year, President Obama promised to provide health care for all Americans and it's estimated about 45 million Americans are uninsured.

The sale of Chrysler to Fiat9 is in the hands of the Supreme10 Court this morning. Three Indiana pension and construction funds have filed papers asking the High Court to block the deal. A Federal Appeals Court in New York approved the sale on Friday, but gave opponents until tomorrow to appeal. Well, Chrysler wants to sell most of its assets to Fiat as part of its plan to emerge from bankruptcy11.

Well, three more children have died from that day care center fire in Hermosillo, Mexico, and that brings the death toll12 now to 38. All of the kids were under the age of five years old. Now the cause, that's still unknown, but investigators13 say the fire started in the warehouse14 next door. About two dozen children are hospitalized, many of them in critical condition, two being treated at Shriners hospital in Sacramento.


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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
2 contractor GnZyO     
n.订约人,承包人,收缩肌
参考例句:
  • The Tokyo contractor was asked to kick $ 6000 back as commission.那个东京的承包商被要求退还6000美元作为佣金。
  • The style of house the contractor builds depends partly on the lay of the land.承包商所建房屋的式样,有几分要看地势而定。
3 blindfold blindfold     
vt.蒙住…的眼睛;adj.盲目的;adv.盲目地;n.蒙眼的绷带[布等]; 障眼物,蒙蔽人的事物
参考例句:
  • They put a blindfold on a horse.他们给马蒙上遮眼布。
  • I can do it blindfold.我闭着眼睛都能做。
4 Founder wigxF     
n.创始者,缔造者
参考例句:
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
5 unlimited MKbzB     
adj.无限的,不受控制的,无条件的
参考例句:
  • They flew over the unlimited reaches of the Arctic.他们飞过了茫茫无边的北极上空。
  • There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris.在技术方面自以为是会很危险。
6 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。
7 jeopardy H3dxd     
n.危险;危难
参考例句:
  • His foolish behaviour may put his whole future in jeopardy.他愚蠢的行为可能毁了他一生的前程。
  • It is precisely at this juncture that the boss finds himself in double jeopardy.恰恰在这个关键时刻,上司发现自己处于进退两难的境地。
8 postpone rP0xq     
v.延期,推迟
参考例句:
  • I shall postpone making a decision till I learn full particulars.在未获悉详情之前我得从缓作出决定。
  • She decided to postpone the converastion for that evening.她决定当天晚上把谈话搁一搁。
9 fiat EkYx2     
n.命令,法令,批准;vt.批准,颁布
参考例句:
  • The opening of a market stall is governed by municipal fiat.开设市场摊位受市政法令管制。
  • He has tried to impose solutions to the country's problems by fiat.他试图下令强行解决该国的问题。
10 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。
11 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。
12 toll LJpzo     
n.过路(桥)费;损失,伤亡人数;v.敲(钟)
参考例句:
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
13 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》
14 warehouse 6h7wZ     
n.仓库;vt.存入仓库
参考例句:
  • We freighted the goods to the warehouse by truck.我们用卡车把货物运到仓库。
  • The manager wants to clear off the old stocks in the warehouse.经理想把仓库里积压的存货处理掉。
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