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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-08

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1. NASA says it will review psychological training after astronaut Lisa Nowak's arrest. She's accused of trying to kill another woman in a romantic dispute. She was charged with attempted murder in Florida. On Wednesday, Nowak returned to Texas from Florida and received a medical assessment1 at the Johnson Space Center.

2. A US military helicopter has gone down northwest of Baghdad with Sunni insurgents2 tied to Al-Qaeda claiming responsibility. All seven aboard the Marine3 Sea Knight4 Chopper were killed.

3. Another letter bomb in Great Britain. This time at a vehicle licensing5 agency injuring three. It's the third bomb to injure workers in three days, all at offices tied to traffic regulations.

4. A massive fire destroys warehouses6 in Knoxville, Tennessee and injures three firefighters. The blaze sent flames and smoke spiraling into the sky over downtown Knoxville, raining down embers.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. spiral: verb
If something spirals or is spiraled somewhere, it grows or moves in a spiral curve.

2. ember: n-count
The ember of a fire are small pieces of wood or coal that remain and glow with heat after the fire has finished burning.


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1 assessment vO7yu     
n.评价;评估;对财产的估价,被估定的金额
参考例句:
  • This is a very perceptive assessment of the situation.这是一个对该情况的极富洞察力的评价。
  • What is your assessment of the situation?你对时局的看法如何?
2 insurgents c68be457307815b039a352428718de59     
n.起义,暴动,造反( insurgent的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The regular troops of Baden joined the insurgents. 巴登的正规军参加到起义军方面来了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Against the Taliban and Iraqi insurgents, these problems are manageable. 要对付塔利班与伊拉克叛乱分子,这些问题还是可以把握住的。 来自互联网
3 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
4 knight W2Hxk     
n.骑士,武士;爵士
参考例句:
  • He was made an honourary knight.他被授予荣誉爵士称号。
  • A knight rode on his richly caparisoned steed.一个骑士骑在装饰华丽的马上。
5 licensing 7352ce0b4e0665659ae6466c18decb2a     
v.批准,许可,颁发执照( license的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • A large part of state regulation consists of occupational licensing. 大部分州的管理涉及行业的特许批准。 来自英汉非文学 - 行政法
  • That licensing procedures for projects would move faster. 这样的工程批准程序一定会加快。 来自辞典例句
6 warehouses 544959798565126142ca2820b4f56271     
仓库,货栈( warehouse的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The whisky was taken to bonded warehouses at Port Dundee. 威士忌酒已送到邓迪港的保稅仓库。
  • Row upon row of newly built warehouses line the waterfront. 江岸新建的仓库鳞次栉比。
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