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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-14

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1. Police say they've found the body of a missing University of Vermont student and they've named a suspect in the murder of Michelle Gardner-Quinn whose body was found along a roadside. The 36-year-old man is in custody1 held on unrelated sexual assault charges.

2. Four people -- a man, a woman and two young children have been found shot to death along a south Florida highway. Police are now looking for one or more suspects. They say it appears all four victims had been shot inside a vehicle which then pulled away.

3. Illinois Congressman2 John Shimkus who chairs the House Page Board testified for more than three hours Friday behind closed doors about former Congressman Mark Foley. Shimkus says he confronted Foley last fall after learning of an inappropriate message from the then congressman to a teen.

4. A winter blast hit hard in upstate New York, causing at least three deaths. Residents in Buffalo3 have been shoveling out from some two feet of snow and now they are grappling with cold homes. Power is knocked down for about 350,000 customers.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. behind closed doors: phrase
If people have talks and discussions behind closed doors, they have them in private because they want them to be kept secret.
= in private

2. confront: verb
If you confront someone, you stand or sit in front of them, especially when you are going to fight, argue, or compete with them.

3. upstate: adj
Upstate means belonging or relating to the parts of a state that are furthest to the north or furthest from the main city. (mainly AM)

4. grapple with: phrase
If you grapple with a problem or difficulty, you try hard to solve it.


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1 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
2 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
3 buffalo 1Sby4     
n.(北美)野牛;(亚洲)水牛
参考例句:
  • Asian buffalo isn't as wild as that of America's. 亚洲水牛比美洲水牛温顺些。
  • The boots are made of buffalo hide. 这双靴子是由水牛皮制成的。
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