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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-01-21

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1. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses President Bush of rushing more troops to Iraq saying he knows Congress won't cut off funding for them once they're in the war zone. But the White House denies the claims and describes Pelosi's words as “poisonous”.

2. Winter is again bearing1 down on the nation's midsection. More than 100,000 homes and businesses in the region are still in the dark from earlier blast2 of cold wet weather. Some areas in the southern Plains could get an additional foot of snow and sleet3 this weekend.

3. Bill Richardson hopes to become the first Hispanic president. New Mexico's governor is expected to file papers to create a presidential exploratory committee. That's according to several officials with knowledge of his political plans.

4. Denny Doherty, one quarter of the 1960's folk-rock group, the Mamas and the Papas, died Friday. His sister says the singer-songwriter died at his home after a short illness. Denny Doherty was 66.

 


WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. rush : VERB
If you rush someone or something to a place, you take them there quickly.

2. sleet : N-UNCOUNT
Sleet is rain that is partly frozen4.

3. Hispanic : ADJ
A Hispanic person is a citizen of the United States of America who originally came from Latin America, or whose family originally came from Latin America.

4. folk-rock : NOUN
A variety of popular music combining elements of rock 'n' roll and folk music.

5. singer-songwriter : N-COUNT
A singer-songwriter is someone who writes and performs their own songs, especially popular songs.


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1 bearing roOyL     
n.关系,影响,举止,姿态,方位,方向
参考例句:
  • What you said had not much bearing on the problem.你说的话跟这个问题没有多大关系。
  • He preserved his grave and dignified bearing.他保持庄重威严的仪态。
2 blast tR6yh     
v.炸毁,摧毁;n.爆炸,爆破,一阵,汽笛声
参考例句:
  • A huge bomb blast rocked central London last night.昨晚一次剧烈的炸弹爆炸震动了伦敦市中心。
  • Not until last week was the project in full blast.工程直到上星期才全部开工。
3 sleet wxlw6     
n.雨雪;v.下雨雪,下冰雹
参考例句:
  • There was a great deal of sleet last night.昨夜雨夹雪下得真大。
  • When winter comes,we get sleet and frost.冬天来到时我们这儿会有雨夹雪和霜冻。
4 frozen 2sVz6q     
adj.冻结的,冰冻的
参考例句:
  • He was frozen to death on a snowing night.在一个风雪的晚上,他被冻死了。
  • The weather is cold and the ground is frozen.天寒地冻。
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