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CNN 2009-06-16

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Hi ,there, I'm Virginia Cha at the CNN center In Atlanta, with a look at what's happening "Now In The News".

Answering the call from residents who turned out for massive rallies, Iran's election authority will investigate allegations of ballot1 fraud, that is according to state-run media there. Challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi is expected to call off protest today, huge crowds of his supporters held massive protests this weekend, official results show incumbent2 President Muhamud Ahmadinejad won in a landslide3 victory.

A court hearing is scheduled today in the shooting at the Holocaust4 Memorial Museum in D. C, a federal judge will hear how the suspect James von Brunn is recovering, the son of the reputed white supremacist says, he wishes his father would have died in Wednesday shooting instead. Von Brunn is charged with killing5 security guard Steven Johns. Johns' mom had this to say yesterday. "I don't wish any hatred6 , er, er, any ill feelings on the man that took my son's life. "

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he refuses to borrow money to keep his state running, he wants legislators to focus on the state's 24 billion dollar deficit7 or the state could be forced to cut thousands of jobs, eliminate health care for a million low income children. Meanwhile lawmakers are debating hundreds of other bills including creating a state blueberry commission. Banning toy cigarette lighters8 and mandating9 a larger font size for medical worker name tags.

Los Angeles is celebrating the Lakers' NBA championship win but things got a little out of hand, thousands of people gathered outside the Staple10 Center. The L.A.P.D. says fans set bonfires in the streets, they threw rocks at officers, damaged a police cruiser. About 25 people were arrested. The Lakers beat the Orlando Magic 99-86, they won their 15th NBA title.

Bike riders in Boulder11, Colorado wanted to go Full Monty to make a point, but they didn't want to go to jail either, so they decided12 to cover up just enough to avoid getting indecent exposure tickets. Some wore thong13 you can see underwear, strategically-placed stickers, all taking part in this weekend's "World Naked Bike Ride". It was supposed to draw attention to dependence14 on cars and on gasoline. Probably draw attention to some other things too.

Those are the headlines for you this hour, stay with CNN for more on those stories and all your other news of the day.

repute

according to what some people say, but not definitely

be reputed to be/do something

She is reputed to be extremely wealthy.

L.A.P.D.=Los Angeles Police Department

Full Monty: The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film. It tells the story of six unemployed15 men, four of them steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act (à la Chippendale dancers) in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for main character Gaz to be able to see his son.


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1 ballot jujzB     
n.(不记名)投票,投票总数,投票权;vi.投票
参考例句:
  • The members have demanded a ballot.会员们要求投票表决。
  • The union said they will ballot members on whether to strike.工会称他们将要求会员投票表决是否罢工。
2 incumbent wbmzy     
adj.成为责任的,有义务的;现任的,在职的
参考例句:
  • He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长。
  • It is incumbent upon you to warn them.你有责任警告他们。
3 landslide XxyyG     
n.(竞选中)压倒多数的选票;一面倒的胜利
参考例句:
  • Our candidate is predicated to win by a landslide.我们的候选人被预言将以绝对优势取胜。
  • An electoral landslide put the Labour Party into power in 1945.1945年工党以压倒多数的胜利当选执政。
4 holocaust dd5zE     
n.大破坏;大屠杀
参考例句:
  • The Auschwitz concentration camp always remind the world of the holocaust.奥辛威茨集中营总是让世人想起大屠杀。
  • Ahmadinejad is denying the holocaust because he's as brutal as Hitler was.内贾德否认大屠杀,因为他像希特勒一样残忍。
5 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。
6 hatred T5Gyg     
n.憎恶,憎恨,仇恨
参考例句:
  • He looked at me with hatred in his eyes.他以憎恨的眼光望着我。
  • The old man was seized with burning hatred for the fascists.老人对法西斯主义者充满了仇恨。
7 deficit tmAzu     
n.亏空,亏损;赤字,逆差
参考例句:
  • The directors have reported a deficit of 2.5 million dollars.董事们报告赤字为250万美元。
  • We have a great deficit this year.我们今年有很大亏损。
8 lighters 779466b88f83c05ba52f9b51e758d246     
n.打火机,点火器( lighter的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The cargo is being discharged into lighters. 正在往驳船里卸货。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • Babies'bootees and cheap cigarette lighters were displayed in unlikely juxtaposition. 儿童的短靴和廉价的打火机很不相称地陈列在一起。 来自辞典例句
9 mandating c62e9d854cbfb789e6edc0c8d21324f7     
托管(mandate的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • Current requirements mandating that committees keep minutes are too general. 目前对委员会要保持详细记录的指令性要求,还是太过一般化了。
  • Mandating that workers who quit without permission forfeit a month's wages. 规定工人私自离岗将受到罚没一个月工资的处罚。
10 staple fGkze     
n.主要产物,常用品,主要要素,原料,订书钉,钩环;adj.主要的,重要的;vt.分类
参考例句:
  • Tea is the staple crop here.本地产品以茶叶为大宗。
  • Potatoes are the staple of their diet.土豆是他们的主要食品。
11 boulder BNbzS     
n.巨砾;卵石,圆石
参考例句:
  • We all heaved together and removed the boulder.大家一齐用劲,把大石头搬开了。
  • He stepped clear of the boulder.他从大石头后面走了出来。
12 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。
13 thong xqWyK     
n.皮带;皮鞭;v.装皮带
参考例句:
  • He fastened the dog to the post with a thong.他用一根皮带把狗拴到柱子上。
  • If I switch with Harry,do I have to wear a thong?如果我和哈里调换,我应该穿皮带吗?
14 dependence 3wsx9     
n.依靠,依赖;信任,信赖;隶属
参考例句:
  • Doctors keep trying to break her dependence of the drug.医生们尽力使她戒除毒瘾。
  • He was freed from financial dependence on his parents.他在经济上摆脱了对父母的依赖。
15 unemployed lfIz5Q     
adj.失业的,没有工作的;未动用的,闲置的
参考例句:
  • There are now over four million unemployed workers in this country.这个国家现有四百万失业人员。
  • The unemployed hunger for jobs.失业者渴望得到工作。
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