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CNN 2009-08-28

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Good morning, I’m Melissa Long here at the CNN center here in Atlanta, it’s a Thursday morning, here’s a look at some of the stories happening NOW IN THE NEWS.

The war in Afghanistan is apparently1 getting more deadly. This month is now tied with last month, the deadliest in the eight-year conflict there, 44 US troops died in August. The latest American serviceman who is killed in a militant2 attack today involving in a roadside bomb and gunfire.

Today, those who knew Senator Ted3 Kennedy well, and those who knew him, are not saying goodbye just yet. First, a private Mass at the family compound in Hyannis Port, and then a motorcade to Boston where he will lie in repose4 at the presidential library of his brother John F. Kennedy.

Intelligence officials are telling CNN that at least 20 people were killed today in a suicide bombing in Pakistan. The bombing happened near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. A local official says the victims were security personnel gathering5 to eat to end the daily fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

NASA has resumed the countdown for the launch of space shuttle Discovery. It’s scheduled to lift off just after midnight 12:22 a.m. eastern on Friday. It’s been delayed twice already this week. The first delay was weather-related, the second was due to a faulty valve.

And gas prices are slightly down today. AAA reporting the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.62, that’s down two-tenths of a penny from Wednesday. Last year, remember the regular unleaded gas price was $3.67 a gallon.

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


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1 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
3 ted 9gazhs     
vt.翻晒,撒,撒开
参考例句:
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
4 repose KVGxQ     
v.(使)休息;n.安息
参考例句:
  • Don't disturb her repose.不要打扰她休息。
  • Her mouth seemed always to be smiling,even in repose.她的嘴角似乎总是挂着微笑,即使在睡眠时也是这样。
5 gathering ChmxZ     
n.集会,聚会,聚集
参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
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