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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-03-23

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1. John Edwards is continuing his bid for the presidency1 as his wife now battles cancer. Elizabeth Edwards stood by her husband's side in North Carolina, revealing her cancer has returned. She was first diagnosed at the close of the 2004 campaign.

2. A law designed to keep kids away from Internet pornography violates free speech. A federal judge threw out the 1998 law saying it's vague and doesn't address today's concerns about online predators2 and chat rooms.

3. Footage of an Israeli policeman beating a Palestinian schoolboy posted on the site of Israel's largest newspaper. The incident comes as police look for suspects in a stone-throwing incident. The 17-year-old is recovering. Authorities are investigating.

4. They're blasting away at snow in Alaska. The avalanche3 danger is high in Alaska's capital city after steady rains and warmer temperatures. So far there are no orders to evacuate4.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. throw out: phrase
When you throw away or throw out something that you do not want, you get rid of it, for example by putting it in a rubbish container.

2. blast away: phrase
If a gun, or a person firing a gun, blasts away, the gun is fired continuously for a period of time


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1 presidency J1HzD     
n.总统(校长,总经理)的职位(任期)
参考例句:
  • Roosevelt was elected four times to the presidency of the United States.罗斯福连续当选四届美国总统。
  • Two candidates are emerging as contestants for the presidency.两位候选人最终成为总统职位竞争者。
2 predators 48b965855934a5395e409c1112d94f63     
n.食肉动物( predator的名词复数 );奴役他人者(尤指在财务或性关系方面)
参考例句:
  • birds and their earthbound predators 鸟和地面上捕食它们的动物
  • The eyes of predators are highly sensitive to the slightest movement. 捕食性动物的眼睛能感觉到最细小的动静。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 avalanche 8ujzl     
n.雪崩,大量涌来
参考例句:
  • They were killed by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.他们在瑞士阿尔卑斯山的一次雪崩中罹难。
  • Higher still the snow was ready to avalanche.在更高处积雪随时都会崩塌。
4 evacuate ai1zL     
v.遣送;搬空;抽出;排泄;大(小)便
参考例句:
  • We must evacuate those soldiers at once!我们必须立即撤出这些士兵!
  • They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.他们正计划转移仍滞留在该国的70名美国官员。
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