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CNN 2009-07-29

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Good morning, I’m Melissa Long here at the CNN center in Atlanta. It’s a Tuesday morning, July 28th. Here is a look at some of the stories happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

Today President Obama's holding a town hall meeting with AARP members to answer questions about his push to overhaul1 the health care system. Two more town halls around the health-care issue are slated2 for tomorrow. A Senate vote on health-care changes has been postponed3 now until at least September.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote this hour on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nominations5 to the Supreme6 Court. It was delayed a week, so Republican members could further examine her record. The Committee is expected to approve her nomination4 which will then go to the full Senate for a vote.

Defense7 Secretary Robert Gates is in Iraq. He is at the southern command post where US Forces mainly serve as advisers8 to Iraqi troops. The base is a prototype as Pentagon's role in Iraq  shifting to one of the support. Secretary Gates will also be meeting with political leaders including Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri Kamel al-Maliki .

The shuttle(s) Endeavour crew is saying farewell to the International Space Station. Endeavour is scheduled to separate from the station this afternoon. Yesterday, astronauts breezed through their fifth and their final space walk. Astronauts did some rewiring and hooked up TV cameras outside the station. Endeavour is expected to return home on Friday.

And even though no team has expressed interest in him yet, Michael Vick could be back in uniform and playing for the NFL this season. Foo(播音员口误)… Football commissioner9 Roger Goodell is allowing Vick to sign with a team to practice and to play in the last two preseason games. Vick will be considered for full reinstatement by week six of the NFL season which is in October.

Those are the headlines for you this hour. Do stay with CNN, CNN.com for more on these stories or other news that develops today.


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1 overhaul yKGxy     
v./n.大修,仔细检查
参考例句:
  • Master Worker Wang is responsible for the overhaul of this grinder.王师傅主修这台磨床。
  • It is generally appreciated that the rail network needs a complete overhaul.众所周知,铁路系统需要大检修。
2 slated 87d23790934cf766dc7204830faf2859     
用石板瓦盖( slate的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Yuki is working up an in-home phonics program slated for Thursdays, and I'm drilling her on English conversation at dinnertime. Yuki每周四还有一次家庭语音课。我在晚餐时训练她的英语口语。
  • Bromfield was slated to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. 布罗姆菲尔德被提名为美国农业部长。
3 postponed 9dc016075e0da542aaa70e9f01bf4ab1     
vt.& vi.延期,缓办,(使)延迟vt.把…放在次要地位;[语]把…放在后面(或句尾)vi.(疟疾等)延缓发作(或复发)
参考例句:
  • The trial was postponed indefinitely. 审讯无限期延迟。
  • The game has already been postponed three times. 这场比赛已经三度延期了。
4 nomination BHMxw     
n.提名,任命,提名权
参考例句:
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
5 nominations b4802078efbd3da66d5889789cd2e9ca     
n.提名,任命( nomination的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Nominations are invited for the post of party chairman. 为党主席职位征集候选人。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Much coverage surrounded his abortive bids for the 1960,1964, and 1968 Republican Presidential nominations. 许多消息报道都围绕着1960年、1964年和1968年他为争取提名为共和党总统候选人所做努力的失败。 来自辞典例句
6 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。
7 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
8 advisers d4866a794d72d2a666da4e4803fdbf2e     
顾问,劝告者( adviser的名词复数 ); (指导大学新生学科问题等的)指导教授
参考例句:
  • a member of the President's favoured circle of advisers 总统宠爱的顾问班子中的一员
  • She withdrew to confer with her advisers before announcing a decision. 她先去请教顾问然后再宣布决定。
9 commissioner gq3zX     
n.(政府厅、局、处等部门)专员,长官,委员
参考例句:
  • The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.专员发出了对她的逮捕令。
  • He was tapped for police commissioner.他被任命为警务处长。
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