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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-06-15

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1. President Bush says nobody should expect that all violence will end in Iraq. He says U.S. and Iraqi forces are making progress fighting the insurgency1. But the president said he would not set a timetable for permanently2 withdrawing U.S. troops.

2. Critics are calling Hurricane Katrina fraud a taxpayer3 assault. A top FEMA official defended the hurricane spending, saying the cases of fraud only represent a fraction of the overall assistance provided.

3. An Indiana man has been charged with murder after the body of one of his sons was found in a lake. Police say Katron Walker abducted4 his 2 boys at knifepoint and later stabbed them.

4. Dozens of Palestinian civil servants stormed a parliamentary session to demand their salaries. The crowd burst into the floor and threw water bottles and other small items at Hamas lawmakers. The parliament speaker was forced to leave the building.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. taxpayer : n-count
Taxpayers are people who pay a percentage of their income to the government as tax.

2. at knifepoint : phrase
If you are attacked or robbed at knifepoint, someone threatens you with a knife while they attack or steal from you. (JOURNALISM)
e.g. A 15-year-old girl was attacked at knifepoint in a subway.

3. civil servant : n-count
A civil servant is a person who works in the Civil Service in Britain and some other countries, or for the local, state, or federal government in the United States.

4. burst into : verb
To burst into or out of a place means to enter or leave it suddenly with a lot of energy or force.
e.g. Gunmen burst into his home and opened fire.
= rush

5. floor : n-count
The place where official debates and discussions are held, especially between members of parliament, is referred to as the floor.
e.g. The issues were debated on the floor of the House.


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1 insurgency dqdzEb     
n.起义;暴动;叛变
参考例句:
  • And as in China, unrest and even insurgency are widespread. 而在中国,动乱甚至暴乱都普遍存在。 来自互联网
  • Dr Zyphur is part an insurgency against this idea. 塞弗博士是这一观点逆流的一部分。 来自互联网
2 permanently KluzuU     
adv.永恒地,永久地,固定不变地
参考例句:
  • The accident left him permanently scarred.那次事故给他留下了永久的伤疤。
  • The ship is now permanently moored on the Thames in London.该船现在永久地停泊在伦敦泰晤士河边。
3 taxpayer ig5zjJ     
n.纳税人
参考例句:
  • The new scheme will run off with a lot of the taxpayer's money.这项新计划将用去纳税人许多钱。
  • The taxpayer are unfavourably disposed towards the recent tax increase.纳税者对最近的增加税收十分反感。
4 abducted 73ee11a839b49a2cf5305f1c0af4ca6a     
劫持,诱拐( abduct的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(肢体等)外展
参考例句:
  • Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that she was abducted. 侦探尚未排除她被绑架的可能性。
  • The kid was abducted at the gate of kindergarten. 那小孩在幼儿园大门口被绑架走了。
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