President Barak Obama says world leaders have made some important strides this week on fighting climate change. The Group of Eight summit in Italy didn't meet Obama's goal, a sweeping new agreement between the developed and developing world. Still, he is calling the garthering "a sucess."

Hundreds of activists are trying to revive street protests in Iran, and police are trying to stop them. Witnesses say that police with batons and tear gas trying to break up the crowd chanting 'death to the dictator.'

Authorities say about three hundred graves at a historic black cemetary near Chicago may have been tampered with. Four workers have been charged for their role in the scheme.

The Obama administration says swine flue vaccination could begin as early as this fall. Meanwhile officials are urging states to make plans for dealing with next flue season. They say the new strain of virus is all but certain to be back.

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stride = 大股あるき、ひとまたぎ ・・・ここでは「大きな進歩」
(make great strides = 長足の進歩をする  ・・・リーダース英和辞典より )

sweeping = 完全な、全員一致の

baton = 警棒

break up the crowd = 群衆を解散させる

chant = 大声で繰り返し言う、唱和する、シュプレヒコールする 
こちらの「ルーフコール」もそうでした)

tamper with = 不法に改変する

swine flu vaccination = 豚インフルエンザのワクチン注射(予防接種)

strain = 血統、系統、菌株

all but = ほぼ、ほとんど  ・・・ all but certain = ほぼ確実
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