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美国有线新闻 CNN 2012-09-30

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 Today we are talking about the UnitedNations General Assembly. This is the biggest group within UN and it includesall 193 member countries. Right now the UN general assembly is holding itsannual meeting in New York and is discussingsome major global issues, things like Syria'scivil war and Iran'scontroversial nuclear program. Yesterday president Obama talked about both ofthose during his speech to the assembly, he also talked about the recentviolence and protests in parts of the Arab world. A lot of the anger startedbecause of an anti-Islam film made in America. Some of the protesterswanted the U.S government to block it, but that would have been against the U.Slaw. 


I know, that not all countries in this bodyshare this particular understanding of the protection of free speech, werecognize that, but in 2012, at a time when anyone with a cell phone can spreadoffensive views around the world with a click of a button. The notion that wecan control, the flow of information is obsolete1, the question then is how werespond and on this, we must agree, there is no speech that justifies2 mindlessviolence.
What's the word? it is the price that youpay for instruction at a college or university. Tuition. That's the word. 
A lot of American families haven't thoughtthrough all of the tuition costs associated with college. This year'spresidential candidates have both talked about ways to make college moreaffordable. Christian3 Roman captures their ideas.   
When Jackie JV graduated from Brown Universitythis year, she put off going straight to medical school. Instead, she took aresearch job at Sloan Catering4 Hospital.It is nice to have a paid job where I can pay back part of my student loansbefore going to med school and possibly adding on it a lot more. 
And she had plenty of them a hundredthousand dollars' worth, why? Her family is middle class, her mother works in aschool, her dad owns a bar. She says they are considered too wealthy to qualifyfor many grants, but she says not wealthy enough to have saved the money formore than 50,000 dollars a year to attend Brown. When you are in the middleclass, you are a normal suburban5 family, you just don't make an outrageousamount of  money. so you can't pay forthis outrageous6 prices  for tuition, you know.
She is not alone. Student loan debt hit atrillion dollars last year; even tuition for public four-year colleges rose 68%over the last decade.  Enter thepresidential campaign with college affordability7, a key issue for youngervoters.  
'And I want to make college more affordablefor every young person, who has the initiative and drive to go, and make surethey are not burdened by thousands of dollars worth of debt.'  President Obama has expanded pile grants andcut out the banks as middle men for loans, allowing students to borrow directlyfrom the government. Now Obama purposes to slow tuition growth by increasingstate grants. Yet he needs Congress to help fund that.  
'I am not gonna promise all sorts of freestuff that i know you are going end up paying for, what I  want to do is to give you a great job, so youwill be able to pay it back yourself.'  
Mitt8 Romney's plan to help students removeburdens and regulation and get the government out of the student loan business.Romney says the flood of federal dollars just drives up tuition. MCB of theAmerica Council on Education says the recession's heavy toll9 on stay budgets isalso a factor.
When the states reduces its supports theonly other place to turn for most colleges in the public sector10 to increasetuition.
Either way students like Jackie feel leftout in the cold. A lot people who don't have students in college and don't kidsat my age just think like, oh you either are wealthy enough to go to college oryou get financially from the government and that's simple. But it is not thatsimple. 
A lot of your American football fans havebeen falling with what's going on between NFL and the replacement11 referees12. Andyou might agree that what happened on Monday night and the game between theSeahogs and the Packers could be a game changer. it is one of the things we aretalking about on our Facebook site. If you are on face book, come and checkthis out at facebook.com/cnnstudentnews and tells us what you think.


1 obsolete T5YzH     
  • These goods are obsolete and will not fetch much on the market.这些货品过时了,在市场上卖不了高价。
  • They tried to hammer obsolete ideas into the young people's heads.他们竭力把陈旧思想灌输给青年。
2 justifies a94dbe8858a25f287b5ae1b8ef4bf2d2     
证明…有理( justify的第三人称单数 ); 为…辩护; 对…作出解释; 为…辩解(或辩护)
  • Their frequency of use both justifies and requires the memorization. 频繁的使用需要记忆,也促进了记忆。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
  • In my judgement the present end justifies the means. 照我的意见,只要目的正当,手段是可以不计较的。
3 Christian KVByl     
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
4 catering WwtztU     
n. 给养
  • Most of our work now involves catering for weddings. 我们现在的工作多半是承办婚宴。
  • Who did the catering for your son's wedding? 你儿子的婚宴是由谁承办的?
5 suburban Usywk     
  • Suburban shopping centers were springing up all over America. 效区的商业中心在美国如雨后春笋般地兴起。
  • There's a lot of good things about suburban living.郊区生活是有许多优点。
6 outrageous MvFyH     
  • Her outrageous behaviour at the party offended everyone.她在聚会上的无礼行为触怒了每一个人。
  • Charges for local telephone calls are particularly outrageous.本地电话资费贵得出奇。
7 affordability b765fd6126db9695d9d5b74d209e7527     
  • Performance-Based Logistics Affordability: Can We Afford Categorical Conversion to Performance-Based Acquisition? 基于性能的后期的可承受性:能否担负得起向基于性能的采办的无条件的转变?
  • There would be no crisis of affordability, as't for food or clothing. 就想食物与服装一样,因为供给没有危机。
8 mitt Znszwo     
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
9 toll LJpzo     
  • The hailstone took a heavy toll of the crops in our village last night.昨晚那场冰雹损坏了我们村的庄稼。
  • The war took a heavy toll of human life.这次战争夺去了许多人的生命。
10 sector yjczYn     
  • The export sector will aid the economic recovery. 出口产业将促进经济复苏。
  • The enemy have attacked the British sector.敌人已进攻英国防区。
11 replacement UVxxM     
  • We are hard put to find a replacement for our assistant.我们很难找到一个人来代替我们的助手。
  • They put all the students through the replacement examination.他们让所有的学生参加分班考试。
12 referees 7891e30f2b42e2d37914dc1ab29ba489     
n.裁判员( referee的名词复数 );证明人;公断人;(专业性强的文章的)审阅人
  • The fiery player has had numerous run-ins with referees. 这位脾气暴躁的队员曾和裁判员发生过无数次争吵。
  • If you want to appeal, the Court of Referees will decide. 如果你要上诉,可以由仲裁法庭去判决。 来自辞典例句
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