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CNN 2009-08-22

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Good morning from the CNN Centre here in Atlanta, I’m Melissa Long with a look some of the stories that happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

Hurricane Bill, a Category 3 storm is starting this weekend. You will be able to feel some of the effects in the eastern coast. The National Hurricane Centre is warning people from Florida all the way to Maine of extremely dangerous surf and life threatening rip currents.

Even though all the votes have yet to be counted in Afghanistan, the top challengers in presidential race both see victory. Campaign teams for President Hamid Karzai and his chief opponent Abdullah Abdullah positioned themselves as winners. But there could be a runoff. Election officials say the preliminary results won’t be made public before Tuesday.

A week of deadly bombings continues in Baghdad. At least two people were killed in one market bombing today. Residents upset the relaxed security said the site has repeatedly hit in recently months. A series of attacks on Wednesday killed at least one hundred people and wounded more than five hundred. Last night, five bombings struck Baghdad streets in just an hour.

If you are thinking about taking advantage of Cash for Clunkers Program and you’ve put it off, you’d better to jump on it right now. The program ends Monday night. You know, while you turn in the old gas guzzler,  you get a rebate1 on a new vehicle. The White House says it’s a success with four hundred and fifty-five thousands sales in counting. Dealers2 say it hasn’t been profitable for them yet.

Attorneys for Casey Anthony are back in the courtroom this morning in Orlando. She is the Florida woman who is accused of killing3 her two year-old daughter Caylee. The defense4 wants to force the head of a search and rescue group to testify at a trial. They are hoping to use the testimony5 to show Anthony could not have disposed of Caylee’s body because she was already in jail. The defense also wants Anthony’s bondsmen barred from testifying about what she told them about the case.

You are up to date. Those are the headlines. Do stay with CNN and CNN.COM for more on these stories and other news that develops today.


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1 rebate GTIxY     
v./n.折扣,回扣,退款;vt.给...回扣,给...打折扣
参考例句:
  • You can claim a rebate on your tax.你可以要求退回部分税款。
  • Customers are to benefit from a rebate on their electricity bills.顾客将从他们的电费退费中得到实惠。
2 dealers 95e592fc0f5dffc9b9616efd02201373     
n.商人( dealer的名词复数 );贩毒者;毒品贩子;发牌者
参考例句:
  • There was fast bidding between private collectors and dealers. 私人收藏家和交易商急速竞相喊价。
  • The police were corrupt and were operating in collusion with the drug dealers. 警察腐败,与那伙毒品贩子内外勾结。
3 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。
4 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。
5 testimony zpbwO     
n.证词;见证,证明
参考例句:
  • The testimony given by him is dubious.他所作的证据是可疑的。
  • He was called in to bear testimony to what the police officer said.他被传入为警官所说的话作证。
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