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CNN 2010-11-20

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Hey there, everybody, and welcome to this extra engaging edition of CNN Student News. That will make more sense in a few minutes. I'm Ben Tinker, filling in for Carl, who's at an anti-bullying conference. More on that when he gets back. Meantime, let's get started with the headlines. And we begin today at the White House.

“Today, therefore, marks the first time in nearly forty years that the recipient1 of the Medal of Honor for an ongoing2 conflict has been able to come to the White House and accept this recognition in person.”

And that's how we start today's program, with the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor in more than 30 years. Staff Sergeant3 Salvatore Giunta earned the medal because of his heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2007. He helped fight off the enemy and rescue a fellow soldier after they were attacked. Giunta says he wants the medal to be a symbol of dedicated4 service to the armed forces.

“This is truly an incredible experience. But although I'm the one standing5 here wearing this medal right now, I want to make it be known that this represents all service members from all branches that have been in Afghanistan since 2001, Iraq since 2003; who were there yesterday, are there today, and will go again tomorrow.”

Up next, a congressional committee says New York Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel is guilty of violating some house ethics7 rules. Yesterday, the committee announced that there was "clear and convincing" evidence of guilt6 on 11 of the 12 charges that Rangel was facing. Representative Rangel has been serving in Congress for nearly 40 years. In fact, he was re-elected to another term just this month. He says he's not being treated fairly. Now, the committee will recommend a sentence for Rangel. It could be anything from a fine up to an expulsion from Congress.

Questions about the cholera8 outbreak in Haiti have triggered violence in the Caribbean nation. Protesters fought with authorities on Monday. At least one person was killed. There was gunfire in the towns where these riots happened, and people set fires at the entrances to these towns. It seems like this all started because of rumors9 that a group of peacekeepers may have started the outbreak. The United Nations says those rumors are completely false.
 


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1 recipient QA8zF     
a.接受的,感受性强的 n.接受者,感受者,容器
参考例句:
  • Please check that you have a valid email certificate for each recipient. 请检查是否对每个接收者都有有效的电子邮件证书。
  • Colombia is the biggest U . S aid recipient in Latin America. 哥伦比亚是美国在拉丁美洲最大的援助对象。
2 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
3 sergeant REQzz     
n.警官,中士
参考例句:
  • His elder brother is a sergeant.他哥哥是个警官。
  • How many stripes are there on the sleeve of a sergeant?陆军中士的袖子上有多少条纹?
4 dedicated duHzy2     
adj.一心一意的;献身的;热诚的
参考例句:
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
5 standing 2hCzgo     
n.持续,地位;adj.永久的,不动的,直立的,不流动的
参考例句:
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
6 guilt 9e6xr     
n.犯罪;内疚;过失,罪责
参考例句:
  • She tried to cover up her guilt by lying.她企图用谎言掩饰自己的罪行。
  • Don't lay a guilt trip on your child about schoolwork.别因为功课责备孩子而使他觉得很内疚。
7 ethics Dt3zbI     
n.伦理学;伦理观,道德标准
参考例句:
  • The ethics of his profession don't permit him to do that.他的职业道德不允许他那样做。
  • Personal ethics and professional ethics sometimes conflict.个人道德和职业道德有时会相互抵触。
8 cholera rbXyf     
n.霍乱
参考例句:
  • The cholera outbreak has been contained.霍乱的发生已被控制住了。
  • Cholera spread like wildfire through the camps.霍乱在营地里迅速传播。
9 rumors 2170bcd55c0e3844ecb4ef13fef29b01     
n.传闻( rumor的名词复数 );[古]名誉;咕哝;[古]喧嚷v.传闻( rumor的第三人称单数 );[古]名誉;咕哝;[古]喧嚷
参考例句:
  • Rumors have it that the school was burned down. 有谣言说学校给烧掉了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Rumors of a revolt were afloat. 叛变的谣言四起。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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