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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-11-11

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1. In a new audiotape released Friday, Al-Qaida in Iraq claims that it has mobilized 12,000 fighters. The group says it welcomes the departure of Defense1 Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and wants the US to stay in Iraq, so they'll have the chance to kill more American troops.

2. Yesterday, it was the House of Representatives. Today, President Bush met with Democratic leaders from the Senate. ''The election is over. The problems haven't gone away.'' Afterwards, Bush stressed willingness to work together and Dick Durbin, the Senate's No.2 Democrat2, says it's important to start out on the right foot.

3. The FBI has opened an investigation3 into a violent arrest that was caught on video tape in Los Angeles. The video shows two officers holding down a suspect on the sidewalk as one of the officers punches him several times in the face. The 24-year-old man repeatedly yells that he can't breathe.

4. And from Atlanta, black and white prove that some experiences are universal -- like getting a shot. During her weekly exam, a 64-year-old female panda cub4 at the Atlanta Zoo didn't like the vaccine5 any more than the rest of us.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. mobilize: verb
If you mobilize support or mobilize people to do something , you succeed in encouraging them to take action, especially political action.

2. hold down: phrase
If you hold someone down, you keep them in control and do not allow them to have much freedom or power or many rights.

3. punch: verb
If you punch someone or something, you hit them hard with your fist.

4. vaccine: n-mass
A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.


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1 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
2 democrat Xmkzf     
n.民主主义者,民主人士;民主党党员
参考例句:
  • The Democrat and the Public criticized each other.民主党人和共和党人互相攻击。
  • About two years later,he was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.大约两年后,他被民主党人杰米卡特击败。
3 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
4 cub ny5xt     
n.幼兽,年轻无经验的人
参考例句:
  • The lion cub's mother was hunting for what she needs. 这只幼师的母亲正在捕猎。
  • The cub licked the milk from its mother's breast. 这头幼兽吸吮着它妈妈的奶水。
5 vaccine Ki1wv     
n.牛痘苗,疫苗;adj.牛痘的,疫苗的
参考例句:
  • The polio vaccine has saved millions of lives.脊髓灰质炎疫苗挽救了数以百万计的生命。
  • She takes a vaccine against influenza every fall.她每年秋季接种流感疫苗。
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