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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-05-01

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1. Virginia's governor says he's closed a state gun law loophole that allowed the disturbed Virginia Tech student to acquire guns for a campus massacre1. The order bans sales to dangerous individuals who've been ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment.

2. Bay Area commuters have been forced to change their travel routines. This after a fiery2 weekend crash melted a section of California highway. Ferries, buses and trains are all free today, hoping to aid congestion3 near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

3. The head of the British army says he's personally decided4 to allow Prince Harry5 to serve in Iraq. Last week, newspaper reports cited unnamed officials who speculated that the high-profile soldier could be banned from the battlefield out of concern that his presence would endanger other soldiers.

4. And former American Idol6 finalist Jessica Sierra has been arrested in Florida. The 21-year-old allegedly hit a man on the head with a heavy glass. Police also say cocaine7 was found in her possession.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. loophole: n-count
A loophole in the law is a small mistake which allows people to do something that would otherwise be illegal.

2. congestion: n-uncount
If there is congestion in a place, the place is extremely crowded and blocked with traffic or people.

3. cite: verb
If you cite something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying.


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1 massacre i71zk     
n.残杀,大屠杀;v.残杀,集体屠杀
参考例句:
  • There was a terrible massacre of villagers here during the war.在战争中,这里的村民惨遭屠杀。
  • If we forget the massacre,the massacre will happen again!忘记了大屠杀,大屠杀就有可能再次发生!
2 fiery ElEye     
adj.燃烧着的,火红的;暴躁的;激烈的
参考例句:
  • She has fiery red hair.她有一头火红的头发。
  • His fiery speech agitated the crowd.他热情洋溢的讲话激动了群众。
3 congestion pYmy3     
n.阻塞,消化不良
参考例句:
  • The congestion in the city gets even worse during the summer.夏天城市交通阻塞尤为严重。
  • Parking near the school causes severe traffic congestion.在学校附近泊车会引起严重的交通堵塞。
4 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
5 harry heBxS     
vt.掠夺,蹂躏,使苦恼
参考例句:
  • Today,people feel more hurried and harried.今天,人们感到更加忙碌和苦恼。
  • Obama harried business by Healthcare Reform plan.奥巴马用医改掠夺了商界。
6 idol Z4zyo     
n.偶像,红人,宠儿
参考例句:
  • As an only child he was the idol of his parents.作为独子,他是父母的宠儿。
  • Blind worship of this idol must be ended.对这个偶像的盲目崇拜应该结束了。
7 cocaine VbYy4     
n.可卡因,古柯碱(用作局部麻醉剂)
参考例句:
  • That young man is a cocaine addict.那个年轻人吸食可卡因成瘾。
  • Don't have cocaine abusively.不可滥服古柯碱。
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