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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-16

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1. A Florida judge is ordering another DNA1 sample to be taken from Anna Nicole Smith's body. It comes as the former Playboy playmate's longtime companion Howard K. Stern and her estranged2 mother fight over Smith's remains3. Stern is also fighting Larry Birkhead, one of the men who claims he's the father of Smith's five-month-old daughter.

2. In southern Iraq, British and Iraqi forces closed two border points with Iran and temporarily closed the border with Syria. It's an attempt to shut down smuggling4 networks that the US believes are supplying weapons to militant5 groups.

3. President Bush is calling on NATO allies to send more soldiers to Afghanistan. During this speech, Bush said the extra troops are needed to battle Taliban fighters who are gearing up for a new spring offensive.

4. Helps arrived for snow-buried upstate New York. A National Guard engineering unit is helping6 remove snow in Oswego County where lake-effect snow showers have dumped up to 12 feet of snow already this month.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. estranged: adj.
If you are estranged from your family or friends, you have quarreled with them and are not communicating with them. (FORMAL).

2. gear up: phrase
If someone is gearing up for a particular activity, they are preparing to do it.


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1 DNA 4u3z1l     
(缩)deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸
参考例句:
  • DNA is stored in the nucleus of a cell.脱氧核糖核酸储存于细胞的细胞核里。
  • Gene mutations are alterations in the DNA code.基因突变是指DNA密码的改变。
2 estranged estranged     
adj.疏远的,分离的
参考例句:
  • He became estranged from his family after the argument.那场争吵后他便与家人疏远了。
  • The argument estranged him from his brother.争吵使他同他的兄弟之间的关系疏远了。
3 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
4 smuggling xx8wQ     
n.走私
参考例句:
  • Some claimed that the docker's union fronted for the smuggling ring.某些人声称码头工人工会是走私集团的掩护所。
  • The evidence pointed to the existence of an international smuggling network.证据表明很可能有一个国际走私网络存在。
5 militant 8DZxh     
adj.激进的,好斗的;n.激进分子,斗士
参考例句:
  • Some militant leaders want to merge with white radicals.一些好斗的领导人要和白人中的激进派联合。
  • He is a militant in the movement.他在那次运动中是个激进人物。
6 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.帮助人的,辅助的
参考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可怜的孩子们总是要求我把我的汉堡包再给他们一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 这样一来, 他在某些时候,有助于竞争的加强。
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