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CNN 2009-08-07

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Good morning from the CNN center here in Atlanta. I'm Melissa Long, it is a Thursday, the 6th of August. And here's a look at some of the stories that are happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

More than 800, 000 pounds of beef are being recalled because it may be linked to salmonella outbreak. The USDA says the beef is from Beef Packers which is based in Fresno California. The meat was sent to distributors in California, Arizona, Colorado and Utah, and repackaged under different names. The USDA says check with your grocery if you have any questions about the beef you have now purchased.

Lynette Squeaky Fromme is about to be released from prison. She served more than 30 years for trying to assassinate1 former President Gerald Ford2. She was convicted in 1975 of pointing a loaded gun at him, but agents kept her from firing. She is due to be paroled in 10 days. For years, she is part of the Charles Manson's so-called family.

Senators debating again today on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination3 to the Supreme4 Court. The senate is expected to vote, in fact, this afternoon to confirm her as the newest Supreme Court Justice. She has the support of all Senate Democrats5 and at least seven, eight Republicans.

More cash will be going for more clunkers. It looks like congress is going to come up with 2 billion dollars more for the program. The Senate is expected to extend the Cash for Clunkers program in fact this afternoon, giving you until Labor6 Day not to trade in your old vehicle if, if it's the criterion.

And first-time jobless claims fell last week, but continuing claims are another story. Labor Department says first-time claim for the week ending August first fell 38, 000 to 588, 000 . The drop is larger than what was predicted by economists7. And then you have to look to continuing claims. They are up during the week, ending July 25th to 6. 3 million.

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


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1 assassinate tvjzL     
vt.暗杀,行刺,中伤
参考例句:
  • The police exposed a criminal plot to assassinate the president.警方侦破了一个行刺总统的阴谋。
  • A plot to assassinate the banker has been uncovered by the police.暗杀银行家的密谋被警方侦破了。
2 Ford KiIxx     
n.浅滩,水浅可涉处;v.涉水,涉过
参考例句:
  • They were guarding the bridge,so we forded the river.他们驻守在那座桥上,所以我们只能涉水过河。
  • If you decide to ford a stream,be extremely careful.如果已决定要涉过小溪,必须极度小心。
3 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。
4 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。
5 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
7 economists 2ba0a36f92d9c37ef31cc751bca1a748     
n.经济学家,经济专家( economist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The sudden rise in share prices has confounded economists. 股价的突然上涨使经济学家大惑不解。
  • Foreign bankers and economists cautiously welcomed the minister's initiative. 外国银行家和经济学家对部长的倡议反应谨慎。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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